In Pictures: Urban corridor growing in Brickyard

The area surrounding Brickyard Road has the potential to become one of Salt Lake City’s key urban centers.  The area already has mixed-uses with retail, although it is currently in a suburban style strip mall, a midsize office tower and nearby mid-density housing.

The addition of the Element31 Apartments shows that new housing can be built in challenging spaces. The u-shaped project wraps around the Brickyard Office Tower, maximizing available space.  Construction of the six-story, 208-unit apartment development at 1245 Brickyard Road, is nearly complete.

Directly across the street from Element31 is ample surface parking that could accommodate more mid-rise residential with underground parking like Element31.

The Utah Transit Authority recently announced that the 220 bus route that runs directly east of Brickyard Plaza will become a high-frequency route in August.  The area is also served by the 33 bus route, that runs every 15 minutes along 3300 South between Wasatch Boulevard and the 3300 South TRAX station.  Having two adjacent 15-minute frequency bus routes will better connect the Brickyard area to downtown Salt Lake, Sugar House Business District and the regional TRAX network.

The Element31 Apartments wrap around the Brickyard Office Tower.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Element31 Apartments wrap around the Brickyard Office Tower. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast corner of the Element31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast corner of the Element31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast corner of the Element31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southeast side of the Element31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast corner of the Element31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast corner of the Element31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast side of the Element31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast side of the Element31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast side of the Element31 Apartments.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The northeast side of the Element31 Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest building of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest side of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the Element31 Apartments as seen from the Brickyard Plaza. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

 

Posted by Isaac Riddle

Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.