Mid-density project moving forward in the Marmalade

Elevations rendering of the Tag Reed Avenue development as designed by Think Architecture. Image courtesy Salt Lake City planning documents.

The Marmalade District is continuing its expansion with two adjacent developments moving forward by developers TAG SLC.  The developers plan to build two adjacent residential buildings at the 300 West block of Reed Avenue that will add a combined 25 residential units.  On April 11, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved with conditions a planned development request for the smaller of the two projects, a four-unit townhome project at 361 West.

The larger project will be a four-story, 21 units residential building that will be directly west of the townhomes.  The projects, collectively referred to TAG Reed Avenue, will replace a single family home and a vacant lot on 0.35-acres.

Ground level site plan for the TAG 365 Apartments. Image courtesy TAG SLC.

The apartment building, at 365 West, will consist of three floors of residential above a groundfloor parking podium.  All 21 units will be one-bedroom apartments.  The building will have seven rental units per floor and will front Reed Avenue.  Parking will be accessed via a small alleyway that will bisect both buildings.

In August 2017, the Planning Commission denied a planned development request for a similar project proposed for 361 West, the Young Condominium Project.  The Young project would have consisted of five single-family attached homes.  The commission determined that five units were too much for the small 0.11-acre parcel and that the project would occupy the entirety of the property causing it to encroach into adjacent properties.

The approved four-unit townhome building will allow for larger units and larger setbacks than the five-unit proposal.  Each home will be three stories with two floors of living space above a two-car garage.  The homes will be owner-occupied with two bedrooms and 1,000 square feet of living space.  The northernmost home will have its main entrance front Reed Avenue but the garage will be accessed via the alley.  The additional three units will have both the main entrance and garages front the alley.

Development has been growing on Reed Avenue in the past few years.  In 2014, the net-zero Marmalade District Lofts opened adding 10 unitsat the intersection of Reed and 300 West.

Construction is winding down on the Marmalade Courtyard project by NeighborWorks Salt Lake, located directly across the street from the TAG site.   The 30-unit courtyard development consists of 23 nearly completed townhomes and seven condominium units on 300 West.

Site plan for the TAG rowhomes. Image courtesy Salt Lake City public documents.

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.