Millcreek town center update: In Pictures

Millcreek’s transformation into more than a bedroom community for Salt Lake City is starting to emerge. In 2019 we first reported on the newly-incorporated city’s plans to create a town center out of, well, nowhere in particular. Since then, updated designs and plans have led to the construction of major pieces of public space and robust private investment in multi-family residential projects.

That public planning, investment, and the new residential projects look to actually transform this part of Millcreek into something of a downtown. Just counting the four large market-rate apartment buildings currently under construction and featured below, ~1500 additional town residents will be living in the area between 3050 and 3300 South, 1300 East and Highland Drive. Those 988 new units are only the first wave of a multi-family residential construction boom in the newly-created center of this highly-desirable, close-in, canyon-adjacent suburb.

Here’s a photographic look at current conditions. Images and captions by Devin Zander.

Millcreek Common

Location of developments

A – Highland Apartments by Cottonwood Residential
B – The Richmond Apartments by Cottonwood Residential
C – Millcreek Flats by The Boyer Company
D – The Westerly by Cottonwood Residential
E – Millcreek Common

The Highland Apartments

The Cottonwood Highland Apartments, at 1323 E. Villa Vista Ave., due to open in April, will offer 250 studios and 1BRs. Rents vary from $1395 to $1845 a month.

Millcreek Flats

The Boyer Company’s Millcreek Flats (aka the Millcreek Common Apartments), at 1354 E. Miller Ave., is forming its core and just rising off its podium. It will provide 217 apartment homes.

The Richmond Apartments

Cottonwood Residential’s Richmond, at 1280 E. Villa Vista Ave., will add 300 1- and 2BR apartment homes to the area. Scheduled to open in late 2024, it has not yet publicized its lease rates.

The Westerly Apartments

At 1354 E. 3205 South, adjacent to Millcreek Common, Cottonwood Residential’s Westerly project is busy pouring its podium and erecting its core. When completed in 2025 it will provide 220 market-rate units.

Devin Zander is a photographer and lifelong Utahn who resides in Sugar House. He is passionate about sustainable development and transportation in the region.

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