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In Pictures: Downtown growth continues

Posted 11.01.17 by Isaac Riddle

The AC Marriott Hotel and Milagro Apartments as seen from 200 South.

As Salt Lake urbanists wait to hear about new details or groundbreaking dates for larger projects like the proposed convention center hotel, the Regent Street Hotel and other anticipated office and mixed-use projects, construction is still steady in downtown Salt Lake City, especially in and around 200 South.

There are four buildings underway, two hotels and two residential, within a block of 200 South between West Temple and 300 West.   The two hotels will both be under the Marriott brand and will add a combined 259 guest rooms.  The two apartment buildings, the Milagro and Pierpont Apartments, will add 269 total market rate units.

These projects along 200 South are just one phase in a much larger vision for the area that has the potential to bring new vibrancy to the downtown blocks between the Vivint Smart Home Arena and the downtown core on Main Street.

AC Marriott Hotel and Milagro Apartments

The 200 West block of 200 South, just west of the Salt Palace Convention Center, is expected to undergo a massive transformation.  Over the next few years, the north side of the block will be almost completely redeveloped as part of the Block 67 project.  The transformation of the south side of the block is well underway, led by a large two-building development by PEG Development that includes the AC Marriott Hotel and the Milagro Apartments.

The AC Marriott Hotel will have include 164 guest rooms in an eight-story structure.  The seven-story Milagro Apartments will contain 182 market rate units and wrap a 325-stall parking garage and ground floor commercial space.  The parking garage and entry plaza will be shared by both facilities.

The PEG Development project as seen from the Royal Wood Plaza parking lot. This parking lot is a part of the proposed Block 67 project area. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Milagro Apartments as seen from 300 west. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Milagro Apartments and the AC Marriott Hotel as seen from the 200 South and 300 West intersection. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Milagro Apartments and the AC Marriott Hotel as seen from the 200 South and 300 West intersection. Photo by Mike Fife.
The AC Hotel to the left and the Milagro Apartments to the right share an entry plaza as seen from 200 South. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Milagro Apartments are framed up to the fifth floor, as seen from 200 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The under-construction AC Hotel as seen from 200 South. Photo by Mike Fife.
East end of the AC Hotel as seen from 200 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The PEG Development’s project as seen looking west from 200 South. AC Hotel in the foreground and the Milagro Apartments further west. Photo by Mike Fife.
The historic Sweet Candy Company building is part of the PEG project.  Photo by Mike Fife
The south face of the Milagro Apartments. Photo by Mike Fife.
AC Hotel rendering from pegdev.com.
Milagro Apartments rendering from pegdev.com.

Pierpont Apartments

Excavation work has started for the Pierpont Apartments, an eight-story apartment building just a half block north of Pioneer Park on the corner of 300 West and Pierpont Avenue.  The project is by Gardiner Properties and will have 87 apartments in what is a relatively modest footprint for a new apartment building in Salt Lake City.

The project replaces a surface parking lot and will include 124 structured parking spaces for both the residential units as well as the existing commercial building to the south.

The Pierpont Apartments construction site is just north of the Firestone sign as seen from 300 West and 300 South. Photo by Mike Fife.

Excavation work is underway at the Pierpont Apartments construction site at Pierpont Avenue and 300 West. Photo by Mike Fife.
The Pierpont Apartments construction site as seen looking south from 300 West. Pioneer Park is less than a block to the south. Photo by Mike Fife.
A 3D perspective of how the Pierpont Apartments will look in the surrounding neighborhood as portrayed in Salt Lake City planning documents.  Pioneer Park is in the lower left-hand corner, Vivint Smart Home Arena is in the upper right.

Marriott TownPlace Suites

Construction has started on a small infill project, the Marriott TownPlace Suites, just a block to the east of the new AC Marriott Hotel on the 100 West block of 200 South.  The project replaces a small surface parking lot directly south of the Salt Palace Convention center and next to the rebranded Holiday Inn Express.  Developed by the Kimball Investment Company, the six-story project will have 95 apartment-style rooms for longer stays and will utilize the existing parking structure south of the Holiday Inn Express.

The sie of the Marriott TownPlace Suites as seen from the Convention Center on 200 South.  A Holiday Inn Express is just to the east and the two hotels will share the parking structure to the south.  Photo by Mike Fife.
The Marriott TownPlace Suites construction site as seen from 200 South. Photo by Mike Fife
Construction is in the very early stages at the Marriott TownPlace Suites site on 200 South. Photo by Mike Fife.
The mid-block walkway between 200 South and 300 South will be reimagined as part of the Marriott TownPlace Suites project. Photo by Mike Fife.