Tags: Construction Updates
Posted 11.01.17 by Isaac Riddle
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.
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.
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.
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.