Originally Posted by UTPlanner
Also there has been talk around City Hall about a few proposed projects. There aren't any real details I can share but one would be on the old Utah Paperbox property south of Energy Solutions Arena and the other is on the southeast corner of 100 South 200 East. Not a lot of details yet but at least people are in talking about projects.
There's a few things to talk/think about.
My guess for Utah Paperbox would be a hotel. I really hope this isn't a 3-8 story mid rise that takes up the remainder of that block, the north side in particular needs to be minimum of 15 stories, taller preferable, IMO. Some of it can be 5-10 but at least something 15 or over needs to go there, that is why I would like to see a hotel.
I would like to see the block broken up, at least a little bit, with a street that cuts through from east to west just south of the power sub station extending east to 300 W, maybe even a n/s street from 100 S down to the new e/w street. With the newly remodled WG lofts I don't see that a full n/s street could be accomplished, unless they moved the WG Lofts parking behind the building. If nothing else I would at least like to see the e/w road, and a significant n/s pedestrian walkway.
As for the SE corner of 100 S and 200 E, I would guess a residential building. Again I would like to see something taller than 8 stories. While I know we need affordable housing, I would like to see another market rate apartment building go up, it's obvious we need one downtown, see City Creek Landing and Season rental % for proof of that. Maybe something 5-10 stories, sleak and skinny.