First major residential project on Folsom Trail submits development plans

Now we know what the first project will look like along the Folsom Trail at 800 West in Salt Lake City.

TAG SLC, a sponsor of Building Salt Lake, won a unanimous vote in April from the Planning Commission (despite a negative recommendation from the staff planner) for a zoning change from TSA-UN-Transition to TSA-UN-Core, which is awaiting programming at the municipal council for final approval.

This week, the developer’s architect, Di’velept Design, submitted plans for a 188-unit market-priced apartment to be called the Apartments at Folsom, a rebranding of its former moniker, TAG Sawtooth.

The 0.88 acre parcel at 16 S. 800 W. will provide studio, one and two bedroom apartments that will primarily face 800 West. To the north are the UP freight rail tracks and to the south is the recently opened (but not yet completed) Folsom multi-use trail.

Images courtesy of Di’velept Design.

The Jackson-Euclid Trax station is a block and a half away (1000 feet, just north on 800 W. and North Temple.

The project is due for design review as it seeks to free itself from a maximum frontage limit of 200 feet. The proposed building is just under 220 feet long.

The building will offer 142 parking spaces on two levels of structured parking – a ratio of 0.76:1.

At street level, the project will primarily provide tenant amenities – a lobby, mailroom, gym, dog wash and rental office. A bicycle room will offer nearly 60 places on the ground floor.

It can also provide a small cafe on the south side next to the Folsom trail. TAG SLC’s Jordan Atkin told us he was “aiming for a juice/coffee bar to activate the Trail.”

The initial staff report noted that the “applicant stated that the development would need this level of density to support retail on the ground floor”.

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