Temple architecture

It’s Exploding Part 1 – Last North Temple Transit Corridor

Over the next month, we’ll be bringing you more coverage than usual on the North Temple Corridor on the west side of Salt Lake City.

Formerly a six-lane highway, in 2010 the city redesigned and rebuilt the street with UTA, creating the Airport Green Line branch of the TRAX tram. Significant infrastructure improvements were made for pedestrians and cyclists, in the hope of creating a “Grand Boulevard” under Mayor Ralph Becker (2008-16), one of the main proponents of the project.

The city has also rezoned hundreds of acres of property to variations of its TSA Transit Station Area designation, a code based on the urban form.

Does this vision of street-level urban energy materialize anywhere along the corridor? On some blocks, under construction, upcoming and proposed projects could very well tilt the character of North Temple’s street front towards walking policy makers.

Here we look at two new proposals near downtown that have just applied for City Design Review approval, as well as the Redevelopment Agency’s “catalytic project” of affordable housing further afield. west – SPARK! – which is also in the final design review phase and about to apply for permits.

735 WN Temple – entranceNOTE

Images courtesy of Line 29 Architecture.

• Replaces Leatherby’s restaurant and car park, built in 1978

• North Temple/Guadalupe and Jackson/Euclid TRAX stops

•Line 29 Architecture and OZII Opportunity Fund

• 171 units: studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms (107 units are 1 bedroom)

• 8 floors: 5 framed on 3 levels of podium parking

• 135 parking spaces, ratio 0.79:1

• Rental at market price

• Street front: amenities for residents

44N 1000W

Images courtesy of di’velept design. Photos by Luke Garrott.

• Replaces a single family home, built in 1907

• Jackson/Euclid TRAX stop

• Di’velept design

•35 units: 31 studios, 4 1 bedroom

• 4 floors, framed

• 11 parking spaces, ratio 0.45:1

• Rental at market price

• Street facade: windows to residents’ amenities

• Location: adjacent to Madsen Park, which the city closed this winter to discourage camping

SPARK!

Images courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning. Photos by Luke Garrott.

• Replaces the Overnighter Motel and parking lot, built in 1980

• Shutdown of the TRAX power plant

• Development of Brinshore and KTGY Architecture + Planning

• 200 units: from studios to 4 bedrooms (52% of units are 1 bedroom)

• 7 floors: 5 framed on 2 levels of podium parking

• 137 parking spaces, ratio 0.68:1

• LIHTC 9% and 6% tax credit project, all units are subsidized

• Street front: 6,000 sf daycare, 7,000 sf retail, 6,000 sf resident amenities

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