How does an industrial district transform into a cultural district?
The Fleet Block Redevelopment Framework will serve as a guide as this area grows into a pedestrian-friendly, human-scaled, mixed-use neighborhood. A broad range of housing types, from live-work studios to family-oriented townhomes, will create the density needed to support complementary desired amenities and services, and provide a workforce for tech, medical, educational, and creative industry tenants.
The site is 230 acres southwest of downtown Salt Lake City. Owned by the city and previously used for feet storage and maintenance, it is well-served by multiple modes of transportation, including an adjacent light rail station and a proposed streetcar loop. The team employed creative adaptive-reuse strategies: the Silo Towers will be converted into a landmark with signage; Restaurant Row will incorporate historic brick buildings; and the existing rail line will become a pedestrian/bike path connecting Restaurant Row and Fleet Block Area to the ballpark stadium one mile east. Project goals will align with the new Delos WELL Building Standard, which places health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions. Fleet Block development goals for the project include creating a dynamic business and research community, with multi-use conference/innovation center, and weaving that into a lively retail destination.
These uses would take full advantage of the Fleet Block’s proximity to the airport, University of Utah Research Park, and outdoor recreation available in almost any direction.
*all designs, drawings, and concepts were created while working as lead designers at Ankrom Moisan Architects, Portland, OR. All images copyright Ankrom Moisan Architects.