In Pictures: The 400 South Corridor continues its evolution

Looking south east from the northwest corner of 700 East and 400 South.  Liberty BLVD meanders along the length of the block from 400 South to 500 South.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The north side of Liberty BLVD along 400 South.  The project is well served by fixed rail transit.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The west side of the Liberty BLVD project from the parking lot of Litza’s Pizza, Hires Big H and Ruby River steakhouse.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Th portion of Liberty BLVD that comes out to meet the sidewalk along 700 East between Ruby River steakhouse and the X Wive’s Place bar.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking northeast along 700 East towards Liberty BLVD from the X Wive’s Place bar.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Current condition of the south side of the Liberty BLVD development looking northeast at the parking structure.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The Liberty BLVD apartments rise up from the former Wonderbread factory site next the the Gilgal Sculpture Garden.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking west towards the east side of the Liberty BLVD apartments from the parking lot of the historic LDS Tenth Ward chapel.   Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking southeast across 400 South toward the Liberty BLVD apartments.  Chuck-A-Rama buffet is to the left, Litza’s Pizza to the right.   Photo by Mike Fife.

Block 44

Coming Spring 2018 is Block 44 by the Wright Development Group, a 210-unit residential development on the 300 East block of 400 South.  Initially, plans called for a mixed-use development with groundfloor retail but that was scraped with the new developer. Block 44 will now be all residential, with walkup units ad several residential amenities at the street level. Three five story residential towers will rise over a two-story parking structure that will be wrapped by the ground floor uses.  The project’s scale and lack of ground floor retail was a catalyst for the city to pursue revisions to the Transit Area Zone regulations.

Block 44 along 400 South as seen from 400 East.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The southeast corner of Block 44.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Block 44 along 400 South looking west from the center of the complex.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The southwest corner of Block 44 as seen from 400 South near 300 East.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The west side of Block 44.  The first of three towers appears to be framed out.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Block 44 looking east along 400 South.  Photo by Mike Fife.
Looking northeast across 400 south at the under-construction of the Block 44 apartment building.  Photo by Mike Fife.

Posted by Mike Fife

Mike Fife grew up in Norman, Oklahoma but fell in love with Salt Lake City upon relocating here in 2001 just prior to the Winter Olympics. Mike's interest in planning and development was turbo charged during two terms on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. With an Accounting degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Richmond, Mike had a 30-year career in finance, accounting, and strategic planning with EDS/Hewlett-Packard/Hewlett Packard Enterprise.