North Temple residential growth keeps coming – here are 2 new projects

Two new residential projects have joined the growing train of proposed and active construction along the North Temple transit corridor in Salt Lake City.   

It was only a year ago that we reported the disappointment expressed by policymakers and mayoral candidates on the slow development progress along the corridor

With the continued flow of new projects and the recent announcement that Rocky Mountain Power will be redeveloping its 100+ acre facility, it seems like momentum has finally come to this part of the west side.

Lusso Apartments

At 1025 West, the SW corner of 10th West and North Temple will be completely reframed by the two structures of the Lusso apartments. It will bring 271 market-rate units on 1.83 acres to the Euclid/Poplar Grove neighborhood, replacing the Panda Buffet building + parking lot and seven single-family structures to the south on Learned Avenue.

El Asadero will remain, but this view will completely change with the construction of the Lusso. Looking to the SW from the 10th North and N. Temple intersection. Image courtesy Google Earth.

Di’velept design’s Jarod Hall is proposing a podium plus five project with bold box-like facade features that frame multiple balconies. The Lusso will offer studios, 1- and 2-bdrm units.

The street frontage of Building A along the south side of North Temple will contain a gym for residents, a leasing office, and about 1500 sf for retail. There is a patio represented in current renderings.

Rendering of the Lusso from the NW. Image courtesy di’velept designs.

The ground floor of the east side of the project (Building B) will be residences, fronting 1000 West.

Parking will exceed minimums required by the TSA zone (.5 per unit) and be discounted further by the zone’s demand management point system that elements of the project satisfy. The Lusso’s 271 units will have access to 281 stalls, just over a 1:1 parking ratio.

The project sits within 750 feet of the Faripark TRAX station. 

1625 West North Temple 

Another 1970s-era restaurant building will bite the dust for JAR Real Estate Development + Designs of Tomorrow’s six-story (1 + 5), 111-unit market-rate project on .57 acres. 

This parcel’s .57 acres will be redeveloped into 111 market-rate units at 1625 W. North Temple. Image courtesy Google Earth.

Do Eat Chinese restaurant and its parking lot will give way to the project’s studios, 1- and 2-bdrm units, which will range from 450-950 sf. The building’s ample horizontal balconies are prominent architectural features.

1625 W. North Temple, rendering by Designs of Tomorrow.
1625 W. North Temple from the East. Image courtesy Designs of Tomorrow.

The street frontage on North Temple will house a leasing office and offer retail space. A sizable art piece is planned for the middle-front of the building, complementing the glass atrium feature facing the street on the building’s top two levels.

One level of podium parking will house 45 spaces, for a .4 stall per unit ratio. The project is within 750 feet of the Power Station TRAX stop.

Posted by Luke Garrott

Luke Garrott, PhD, has published in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and written features for the Salt Lake City Weekly City Guide and The West View. A former two-term councilman in Salt Lake City's District 4, he lives in Downtown Salt Lake City and grew up in the Chicago area.