West side SLC Euclid neighborhood to see influx of TOD projects

A near-west side neighborhood in Salt Lake City adjacent to the North Temple transit corridor is set to see a flurry of multi-family housing projects. 

Known for its melange of expressways, rail lines, industrial uses, and modest but historical housing stock, Euclid has been identified for intensified development and added amenities since at least its 2006 Small Area Plan

In 2010 the city, following the North Temple Boulevard Plan, zoned most of east Euclid TSA core or transition. The western end is dominated by Rocky Mountain Power (Pacificorp) and Dominion Energy (formerly Questar).

City plans and the Redevelopment Agency call for daylighting of City Creek along the Folsom Corridor. Construction of an adjacent bicycle-pedestrian path, intended to link with the Jordan River Trail, is set to begin this year.

Euclid and other nearby West side neighborhoods. North Temple TRAX in green. Image courtesy North Temple Boulevard Plan (2010).

New development becoming reality

TSA development has been much slower on the West side than the East. Large apartment buildings along 400 South in East Downtown have become a central identifying mark of the neighborhood. The immediate North Temple corridor has seen far less construction. Yet smaller projects are sprouting on the blocks off of the main boulevard, perhaps because of lower land costs and sympathetic TSA transitional zoning.

Here’s a peek at the Euclid projects in Salt Lake City Planning Division’s queue in 2019: 

880 West 200 South, unamed

A 154-unit project by JZW Architects of North Salt Lake is being proposed for the corner of 900 West and 200 South, immediately east of Chunga’s Mexican restaurant. The project doesn’t have a name or any submitted documents yet. The owner of the property is listed at 866 West, which may indicate that the project will front 200 South and encompass the two lots to the east, including a viable single-family house.

880 W. 200 S. from the air. I-80 at bottom. Image courtesy Google maps.

AXIOMS, 915 West Euclid Avenue

Di’velept Design has submitted preliminary plans for a 5-unit market-rate townhome project on 915 West Euclid Avenue that will be sited perpendicular to the street.

Rendering of AXIOMS at 915 W. Euclid. Image courtesy Di’velept Design.
915 W. Euclid street view. Image courtesy Google maps.

AXIOMS will replace one single-family dwelling, and each of its five units will be two-bedroom.

Di’velept has another project in the works on the West side, in the Guadalupe neighborhood, also in the North Temple TSA zone. The Guadalupe Lofts, a 74-unit project, is set for 633 West 200 North and abuts I-15.

Emeril Studio Lofts, 833 West Emeril

Atlas Architects and the Renovate Home Group plan a 21-unit, two-story, market-rate townhome project on Emeril Avenue that will have major street frontage.

Site of Emeril Studio Lofts at 833 W. Emeril Ave., looking south. South Temple at top. Image courtesy Google maps.

Emeril Studio Lofts will most likely consume two houses and a vacant lot in the TSA core area just south of the North Temple corridor. The new building will be just steps away from Red Iguana 2, a neighborhood institution, and the planned Folsom corridor trail and daylighted City Creek.

Emeril Studio Lofts rendering. Image courtesy Atlas Architects.

Esplanade Apartments, 29 North 1000 West

Site of Esplanade Apartments, seen from the east, 29 N. 1000 W.
Image courtesy Google maps.

MJSA Architects has completed its process with the city for a 101-unit market-rate project at 10th West and Learned Avenue. The Esplanade Apartments will be eight stories, five levels plus a penthouse on top of 2 levels of parking. 90 parking stalls are required for the building, of which 84 will be provided on-site.

Esplanade Apartments rendering from the east. Image courtesy MJSA Architects.

The Esplanade Apartments will provide “storefronts” on the ground floor. The main entrance on the corner of 1000 West and Learned Avenue is designed as an “architectural feature.”

The development will remove 4 houses along 1000 West, pictured above.

The Myrna, 150 South 800 West

The Myrna site plan, 150 S. 800 W., courtesy CW Urban.

CW Urban is proposing a six-building, three-story market-rate townhome project on a unique corner lot bordered on two sides by Interstates. Latest documents provided to the city indicate that the project is falling far short of meeting the TSA point score to advance with administrative rather than Planning Commission approval. 

Notable elements of the project are a pocket park at the property’s southern edge on 200 South and mid-block walkways connecting 200 South to 800 West, a path currently inaccessible to the public.

The Myrna site seen from the east. Image courtesy Google maps.

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.