McWhinney, Common Unveil Salt Lake City Community
Leasing is underway at the micro apartment property, intended to address the city’s affordable housing deficit.
Development firm McWhinney and residential brand Common have initiated leasing at Lattice, a Salt Lake City property that was formerly a hotel. The apartments will add much-needed housing to the vibrant Granary District to address the city’s shortage of affordable housing.
Common was selected by McWhinney and its development partner, RL Group, to manage Lattice earlier in 2022. The company has begun to market the 184 residences in the first of two high-rise towers. Fifty-six units are fully furnished for short- and long-term leases appropriate for seasonal visitors, digital nomads or corporate utilization. Applications are available for those interested in moving in as early as this month. Rents will start at $1,225 monthly.
Situated at 161 W. 600 South, Lattice also offers studio units. Among features and finishes of the residences are high-speed internet access, Wi-Fi, in-unit washers and dryers and dining rooms. The property also provides a comprehensive suite of common-area amenities. Among the highest-profile amenities will be dedicated coworking space.
“Collaboration and compromise were core to overcoming unforeseen challenges discovered within the existing building,” Chad O’Connor, senior developer for multifamily for McWhinney, told Multi-Housing News. “Not only did this occur internally within the ownership group but across the board. Due to the shortened construction duration of 15 months–the entire team had to come together quickly to find the best and most pragmatic solution to every issue encountered.”
While the residential units are small, they are situated within a building with dynamic views and a location in the heart of Salt Lake City. Historical and cultural museums are located nearby, as are live theater and concert spaces. Residents can walk to restaurants, nightlife and Pioneer Park, home to a weekly farmers’ market during summer months. Two transit stations are situated within a nine-minute walk of the property.
Lattice residents have access to the Connect by Common app, which enables them to meet other building residents and also learn of and RSVP for events hosted by their neighbors and the community manager.
According to a Yardi Matrix Salt Lake City report for October, the Wasatch Front has retained its appeal and has lured major interest from the West Coast.