Tall & Urban News

Developer Seeks to Rezone for Tall Building in Salt Lake City

Photo by Brent Pace on Unsplash
Photo by Brent Pace on Unsplash
05 December 2023 | Salt Lake City, United States

The developer, Harbor Bay Ventures, recently applied to rezone its property at 1095 E. 2100 South from Sugar House Business District for greater heights. The proposal names the new zone Sugar House Business District – Sustainability District.   

The requested rezoning would increase the maximum building height in the area from 105 feet to 305 feet (32 to 92 meters) in certain conditions. The application for rezoning also wants to change the neighborhood’s master plan to allow for taller mass timber buildings. A document from the submission currently available to the public details the possibility of a tall building being constructed on the property if rezoning is approved.  A conceptual rendering seemingly shows a 34-story high-rise that would include substantial space for retail below residential.

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Within the new zone application, proposed buildings could exceed 105 feet if they meet at least three of seven requirements that generally offer benefits to the public. Among those requirements, buildings within 1,500 feet of light rail could exceed the existing 105-foot height restriction for Sugar House.

Other proposed requirements include setting aside privately owned, publicly accessible space; preserving historic buildings; including more active ground floor retail or other public space within the building; adding a mid-block walkway; using only electric utilities within the building; and including at least one public parking space for every 1,000 square feet of commercial space.

Those requirements are in addition to the stipulations that at least 65 percent of the building’s structural materials be made of mass timber or other sustainable materials and that new buildings within the proposed zone must meet other sustainability certifications.

Read more about this story at Deseret News