The Central City neighborhood is a hub of construction activity. There are multiple mid-rise residential projects under construction and even more slated to start construction later this year. While mid-rise projects add density and can enhance a neighborhood, townhomes and small scale multifamily developments can also provide the type of density that makes cities and neighborhoods more efficient while feeling less intrusive to long-time residents. This medium density, is often referred to as the missing middle.
There are several townhome projects underway in Central City and the adjacent East Central neighborhood that provide middle infill and help balance the larger projects with the single family detached homes. The projects include: the eight-unit Trolley Square Condos on the 500 South block of Denver Street, the six-unit Arlington Park Townhomes on the 1000 East block of 800 South and the six-unit Liberty Park Place Townhomes on the 1300 South block of 500 East. All three projects occupy lots that would typically accommodate one to two single detached family homes.
Listen to Episode Two of the Salt Lake on the Street podcast to learn more about the missing middle.