Despite COVID, two Sugar House residential development projects are nearing completion, bringing 400 new apartments to the neighborhood in the new year.
Dixon Place, developed by Lowe Property Group, is a 59-unit, mixed-use building located at the corner of Elm and McClelland streets in Sugar House. The one- and two-bedroom apartments will range from $1,500 to $2,000 a month, and LPG expects to complete the project near the end of the first quarter of 2021.
The six-story brick building has an industrial feel that Alex Lowe, principal at LPG, says fits in well with the surrounding neighborhood. The building boasts a lobby space with a living plant wall, a conference room, gym for residents, and 79 parking stalls — one level above ground and the other below. A ground floor office will be the new headquarters for LPG.
And despite some delays with materials due to Covid-caused supply chain issues, the pandemic has not impacted construction at Dixon.
“We are starting to get people reaching out. We will probably start taking applications at the first of the year,” says Lowe. “Dixon has a smaller, more boutique feel, and we think it will fit in nicely for what’s intended for Sugar House.”
As Dixon Place comes to a close, LPG just broke ground this fall on another mixed-use residential project, Sugar Alley, which is slated to bring another 193-units of luxury apartments and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space to Highland Drive.
“There will be a number of amenities, like a public atrium, swimming pool, and roof-top deck,” says Lowe of the two-year project.
The new year will also bring with it the completion of the towering Sugarmont Apartments, developed by Boulder Ventures, and its 341 units located along Sugarmont Drive and McClelland Street. A mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units, and three-bedroom townhomes are nearly five years in the making since demolition took place in the fall of 2016.
While the project appeared to be stagnant for periods of 2019 and 2020, Boulder Ventures could not be reached for comment on the project and any delays. The project is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2021, and rental applications are already being accepted online.
It’s all about unique amenities at Sugarmont, which offers residents pet-washing stations, a rooftop lounge with a wet bar, bike and ski workshops with tools, a maker and art studio with work tables, a billiards and shuffleboard space, bike storage, a spin and yoga studio, an outdoor kitchen and grills, and a gym, to name a few.
Sugarmont is phase two of Boulder Venture’s 2100 Sugar House Mixed Use Development, which remodeled a former 1905 brick furniture showroom and warehouse building to become the home of anchor retailer, Neapolitan Pizzeria, in 2013. Street-level retail is the base for two levels of professional offices.