Mixed-Use Project Underway in Salt Lake City

Most of Brinshore Development’s downtown community will be designated for affordable housing.

255 S. State St. in downtown Salt Lake City. Rendering courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning

Brinshore Development, LLC has begun construction on a mixed-use community that will bring 190 apartment units to Salt Lake City.

The developer is working with KTGY Architecture + Planning, the project’s architect, as well as interior designer SAINT Studio and landscape architect ArcSitio Design for its project at 255 S. State St. The developer also tapped Wadman Corp. to build the community, which is expected to be completed in March 2023.

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The two-tower development will include 168 of its units reserved for tenants making between 20 and 80 percent AMI, and two of its ground-floor units will be designated as live-work spaces for artists. The mixed-income community will offer studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bed units ranging in size from 450 to 1,450 square feet. The community will also be built with a community room, fitness room, wellness center, vegetable garden, bike storage and 95 parking spaces.

“Eighty-eight percent of the 190 residential units in the new development are designated affordable and add much-needed housing to the downtown business district,” Keith McCloskey, associate principal at KTGY, told Multi-Housing News. “The new community will provide event and art spaces, creative office and affordable housing in the cultural core of Salt Lake City’s Central Business District.”

The design also calls for 25,000 square feet of commercial space, a food hall and event space. The residential units will be located on the upper levels of the 8-story and 12-story towers of the community, while the commercial uses and two live-work artist spaces will line the ground floor and surround the public open paseo in between the two towers.

Dual-Purpose Design

McCloskey said in prepared remarks that the community’s design called for a midblock crossing and the preservation of an existing two-story historic building on the site. Furthermore, KTGY’s design opted for an outdoor public paseo that bisects the development and creates public space while preserving the historic property.

According to McCloskey, the public space can be used for employees or residents looking to have a meal outside, as a concert venue or as a general neighborhood gathering place. Brinshore is also looking to bring events and programming to the space by partnering with local organizations like Salt Lake Film Society for outdoor film events.

The community’s design also calls for the use of a steel structural system by Infinity Structures for the project’s 12-story tower. The technique is meant to shorten overall construction time and offer more affordable construction costs for the taller portion of the community, while the eight-story tower will go with standard construction methods and materials. Elsewhere in the western U.S., KTGY also designed a 196-unit sustainable affordable housing community in Silicon Valley.

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