More townhomes coming to Sugar House

Building renderings for the 24 and 9 townhomes.
Building renderings for the 24 and 9 townhomes.

More townhomes are coming to Sugar House.  Apart from the four attached single-family townhomes under construction adjacent to the S-Line streetcar and greenway at the intersection at 800 East.  Construction is underway on the 24 and 9 planned development, three attached single-family townhomes at 2442 South and 900 East.

As with the four townhomes on the S-Line, the 24 and 9 development will be built on what was previously a single family lot.  The townhomes will be three-stories tall and include a basement with separate entrance fronting 900 East.  Three attached garages will be behind the townhomes accessed from a side street on the southern end of the development.

The Salt Lake City planning commission previously approved the planned development in 2012.  After the foundation was poured, city inspectors found that the townhomes were built too close to the adjacent north lot.  The foundation of the townhomes gives the project a side yard setback of just over three feet.  The development is zoned as a RMF-30 Low Density Multifamily Residential District which requires a side yard setback of at least four feet.

The developers petitioned the planning commission in October for a variance to the side yard requirement.  The planning commission approved the reduced side yard setback but with the condition that a fence is built on both the north and south sides of the property line.

The development is within walking distance from many amenities: it is a block from Fairmont park and three blocks from Smith’s Food and Drug.  The townhomes will have good access to transit as the project is just two blocks south of the 900 East streetcar station and is on the 209 bus route, one of the few bus routes that runs with a 15-minute frequency.

New townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East as seen from 900 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
New townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East as seen from 900 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
New townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The foundation is poured for the townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
New townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
New townhomes under construction at 2442 South 900 East. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

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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.