In Pictures: South Salt Lake Booming along the S-Line

Things are looking up for downtown South Salt Lake and the city’s S-Line corridor.  The area was formally a food desert until a new Winco grocery store opened earlier this month.  Additonally, the area’s residential population is booming with three multi-family developments (Hi-Grade, Ritz Classic, and Zellerbach) under construction and the recently completed Moda S-Line Townhomes.

Hi-Grade Apartments

The Hi-Grade Apartments are a five-story mixed-use project on the west side of West Temple between Commonwealth Avenue and Utopia Avenue, just south of 2100 South.   The affordable housing development is next to TRAX, Shades of Pale Brewing and Pat’s Barbecue.  The project, in South Salt Lake’s planned Downtown District, will include 100 apartment units.  The project will feature ground floor parking structure, 1,500 square feet of commercial space and a fitness center for residents.

The Hi-Grade Apartments as seen looking north from the corner of Utopia Avenue and West Temple. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Hi-Grade Apartments as seen from Utopia Avenue. Shades of Pale Brewing abuts the property to the west. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Hi-Grade Apartments as seen looking north from Utopia Avenue. Photo by Mike Fife.
The north side of the Hi-Grade Apartments as seen from Commonwealth Avenue.  The Pat’s Barbecue sign can be seen in the distance on Commonwealth. Photo by Mike Fife.
Rendering of the northwest corner of the Hi-Grade Apartments as seen from Commonwealth Avenue.

Winco Grocery Store

Site plan for The Crossing Development.  Image courtesy South Salt Lake.

The planned centerpiece to the South Salt Lake Downtown District is The Crossing development.  The first phase of this project, the new Winco Grocery store, is now open for business just south of 2100 South on Main.

The store is surrounded by a sea of surface parking despite being conveniently located directly north of the South Salt Lake S-Line Station.  In addition to the Winco grocery story, future phases for The Crossing development include two new multi-family complexes and additional retail pads along State Street.

When built out the city envisions the downtown district, the area bounded by 2100 South, Interstate 80, State Street and 200 West, to have 3 million square feet of office space and 2,600 residential units.

South Salt Lake’s new Winco Grocery store during Grand Opening. Photo by Mike Fife

Looking northeast past the ample parking lot to the new Winco grocery store on Main Street in South Salt Lake. Photo by Mike Fife.
The new Winco as seen from the S-Line.  The empty lot in the foreground is the future site of a new multifamily development.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The Central Pointe apartments just west across Main Street from the new Winco was one of the first new projects to have been built in South Salt Lake’s new downtown area. Photo by Mike Fife.

Ritz Apartments

The Ritz Classic Apartments are a five-story, 287 unit multi-family project that sits just off State Street behind some retail directly south of the S-Line in South Salt Lake.  Developed by ICO Multi Family Holdings, the commercial real estate arm of Ivory Homes, the project is designed to interact with the S-Line Greenway through multiple entrances and complementary landscaping.

The refurbished sign from the now demolished Ritz Classic bowling alley marks what will be the State Street entrance into the Ritz Classic Apartments. The sign is the project’s only presence on State Street, the project is most visible from 200 East.  Photo by Mike Fife.

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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.