Salt Lake City, long promoted as a crossroads of the West, has experienced a significant rebirth. The three-block City Creek redevelopment has re-energized the city’s central business district. People who haven’t been downtown in a while say they don’t even recognize the place.
“The City Creek development team set out to deliver a world-class, 24/7 live-work-shop urban environment,” says Dale Bills, Director of Condominium Development for City Creek Living. “We’ve created a neighborhood in the heart of the city.”
Designed by nationally prominent architects Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) of Portland, Oregon, City Creek’s three condominium towers are seamlessly integrated among office buildings and an innovative new shopping center, the first retail galleria in the nation with a retractable roof. By tapping ZGF’s urban living expertise, developers put together a residential product that reflects the best of urban living in places like Chicago, Seattle and New York without losing sight of Salt Lake’s pioneering heritage and mountain valley geography.
“The level of design, construction and finishes, inside and out, is something new for this market,” Bills commented. “Thanks to an incredible architectural and interior design team, we have created uniquely beautiful residential spaces that respond to both traditional and contemporary buyers.”
Case in point is 99 West on South Temple, City Creek’s 30-story skyline tower. The tallest residential building in Utah, its hand-set brick exterior encloses 185 homes ranging from studios to expansive penthouses. Designers made the most of amazing view lines to the surrounding mountains.
“The 99 West lobby alone is pretty spectacular,” adds Chris Corroon, Director of Sales for City Creek Living. Raised in New York City, Corroon likens the soaring, high-ceilinged, wood-paneled lobby to those you would see in an elegant Park Avenue residential tower.
And just up the street from 99 West is Richards Court, a more intimate community of 90 residences on South Temple. Select Richards Court homes feature floor-to-ceiling views of historic Temple Square.
For contemporary buyers, City Creek Living developers built The Regent at City Creek, a sleek, steel and glass, 20-story tower offering 149 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences. The Regent’s top floors enclose luxury sky suites and penthouses with stunning mountain and cityscape views.
The Regent’s designers saw the opportunity to add a sophisticated residential component to complement recent advances in downtown arts, culture and dining. The Utah Performing Arts Center, a new Broadway-style theater, is under construction just around the corner.
“We listened to buyers who told us they wanted a high-end, LEED- certified tower with a contemporary feel,” explains Corroon. The Regent certainly offers a modern flair—floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors from sustainable sources, low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets.
Homeowners have doorstep access to world-class shopping, fine dining, NBA basketball, theater, symphony and opera. And seven of Utah’s world-famous ski resorts are less than an hour away. City Creek combines the best of both city and mountain living.
“Buyers are liking what they see here—high quality design, high-quality construction and high-quality finishes in an incredible downtown location,” Corroon points out. “City Creek Living is more than half sold.”
No longer just a drive-by on the way to Park City or Moab, Salt Lake City is an impressive metro, more a crossroads of the West than ever before. And more and more people are making downtown Salt Lake City their home.