SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Construction has officially begun on One Burton, a major residential and retail development that will solidify the transformation of downtown South Salt Lake.
At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Mayor Cheri Wood described One Burton as the key first piece of a much-anticipated redevelopment area planned for downtown revitalization known as the Downtown East Streetcar District. The district is expected to attract more than a dozen large multi-million square foot residential, office, hospitality, retail and foodservice developments in the coming years, with One Burton leading the way as the first such project.
“South Salt Lake welcomes this new addition to our downtown area,” Mayor Wood said. “One Burton will enhance the character of Main Street with vibrant, well-designed homes and streetscapes. This project will add to downtown walkability and is well connected with a range of transit options.”
Tuesday’s celebration included a ceremonial shovel turn, speeches by community officials and project leaders, a catered lunch and a slide show of artistic renderings of the new development.
“The Downtown East Streetcar District is poised to bring a lot of exciting, people-centric growth to downtown South Salt Lake in the years to come, and One Burton is a fundamental enabler to catalyze that growth,” said Councilor LeAnne Huff from South Salt Lake. whose municipal district includes the new development.
Jason Algaze, a director of real estate development firm Abstract Development Group LLC, said, “One Burton is significant as the first of many notable projects the Company plans to complete in Utah in the years to come. We are excited to bring this innovative design with thoughtfully designed residences, lifestyle amenities, walkability and access to public transportation to this prime location in the emerging Downtown East Streetcar District. We are proud that our project is taking shape and becoming the cornerstone of what is sure to be the liveliest neighborhood in the area.”
Upon completion in 2024, One Burton will be an eight-story, mixed-use building that will house 180 apartments and approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space at Main Street and Burton Avenue (2360 South). Two-story retail spaces along both streets provide easily accessible neighborhood shops that draw in the wider community and activate the streetscape, providing a truly safe and walkable experience.
“South Salt Lake’s vision of developing this area into a vibrant, livable community will take a major step forward with this project. The location itself is intriguing as it is close to I-15 and I-80 in a highly visible location making it a prime location for the existing on-site digital billboard,” said Charles Bagley, designer of Architectural Nexus. “We decided to play up the idea of this invisible force of the billboard winding through the building, bending and folding the facades. We also went to great lengths to create a building that feels contemporary but also evokes mid-century modern design.”
The project includes 50 two-bedroom units, 103 one-bedroom units and 27 studio units. Amenities include spa and fitness facilities, a high-end art gallery, game room, rooftop courtyards, meeting rooms, co-working spaces, offices for video conferencing, communal dining and BBQ areas, and a rooftop dining room with chef’s kitchen Can be booked by residents for special events. This expansive and modern living/work/play environment will make One Burton a desirable destination for residents interested in a community-focused lifestyle.
“One Burton will set the gold standard for the human-centric growth that South Salt Lake residents will come to expect,” said Jon Moody, project manager at Jacobsen Construction, who is overseeing the work. “These residences will form the kind of active, interconnected neighborhood that breathes new life into an entire community.”
One Burton is close to TRAX access and will attract residents who wish to use public transport on a regular basis. As a pedestrian-friendly campus, it will also improve downtown South Salt Lake’s pedestrian zone.
“South Salt Lake City is well positioned, both literally and figuratively, to drive growth on the Wasatch frontline,” said Daniel Rudofsky, director of Abstract Development Group LLC. “We would like to thank Mayor Wood, Councilman Huff, and all elected officials and employees of South Salt Lake for allowing us to be partners in the development of the emerging Downtown East Streetcar District.”