Developers pivot to mass timber for new Downtown apartments

By Taylor Anderson
Building Salt Lake
February 20, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

SALT LAKE CITY — A developer who plans to build a mid-rise apartment building in Central City near Downtown has submitted new plans that now include mass timber. The Overland Group switched up its plans a year after requesting permission to build a 12-story apartment building at 336 S. 300 E. The project height hasn’t changed, but the developers are attempting to build fewer units than previously planned. While it previously targeted 246 units, with many of them being one-bedrooms, the new version would include 168 total units. It cut out a significant number of studio units from the previous version. …The Lehi-based developers have asked for no rear setbacks as part of their request to build the project. “The enhanced amenity space will make for a much more usable open space for the residents that is safer,” the developers wrote.

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