Maven group looks to continue small-scale buildout of Central City

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Salt Lake is trying to create more housing, and not all projects are hundreds of units 4-over-2 podium style multi-family. 

A new planned development request by the team behind the Maven mixed-use spaces looks to replace an old neighborhood retail building with a new three-story, mixed-use apartment building with ground-floor retail at 777 S. 200 E.

The proposed apartment project would feature two ground-floor retail spots and two more stories of studio apartments. Each unit will have a recessed balcony, and there will be covered bike parking, a small lobby, and a package room. 

No elevator will be included as it is not required for spaces under 3,000 sqft. This alone shows how small this apartment project will be. The building will feature ten studios, 2 of which will be marketed as affordable. These units will be rented for people below 80% AMI. 

The existing building that would be torn down.

The existing building, a one-story retail building hosting a salon, would be torn down to make way for the new construction. Due to the lot size, the project required a planned development and Planning Commission Approval. It received unanimous support from the commission. 

The project’s design was established to match an existing Maven District building in the lot to the south.  The two would share parking behind their buildings. 

The neighboring building that would share parking.

This project would add to the Central City development already happening, where a mix of small-scale housing, retail, and commercial spaces exist. Maven’s proposal would match the existing growth patterns of the neighborhood. 

Maven started near 150 E. 900 S. with its makers spaces, retail, office, and housing. It added another mixed-use project on the south side of 900 South, as well as Mavens West near the Granary District. It has plans to retrofit an existing furniture warehouse into co-working spaces and small-scale retail in Liberty Wells near 1815 S. State, and to follow up that retrofit with a new mixed-use housing project co-developed with Colmena Group.

Project Breakdown 

  • 10 Studios, two marketed as Affordable, or below 80% AMI
  • Two retail spaces: 558 sqft and 608 sqft 
  • 11 parking spaces 
  • Four bike spaces in front, and more are provided in the interior 

Development Details

  • Owner: The Stream Group  
  • Architect: JZW Architects

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Posted by Zeke Peters

Zeke Peters is a dual-masters student at the University of Utah studying Urban Planning and Public Administration. He works as a planner and designer in Salt Lake City. He currently resides in downtown Salt Lake and is from Austin, Minnesota, the birthplace of SPAM.