Preservation at Work Project House (2)
Utah Heritage Foundation is continually looking for new ways to help communities realize the benefits of historic preservation. Many of Salt Lake City’s historic neighborhoods have seen an increase in homeowners rehabilitating historic homes and creating pockets of revitalization.
Utah Heritage Foundation has partnered with the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) and has completed the rehabilitation of a historic property in the West Capitol Hill Neighborhood. Located between 300 West and the freeway, Pugsley Street has already seen some of the benefits of historic preservation and the completion of the project house, located at 571 N. Pugsley Street, has helped to propel preservation efforts in this neighborhood. We will soon be working on a second project with the RDA that is located just west of the new Marmalade Library.
Officially titled Preservation at Work, this project will create lasting economic value in a neighborhood revitalization area while also allowing Utah Heritage Foundation to utilize the project for on-site rehabilitation demonstrations. Information and registration for workshops will vary depending on the topic and length of the workshop.
DESIGN A COMPATIBLE INFILL HOME IN THE CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT,SLC
DEADLINE: February 29, 2016
Utah Heritage Foundation (UHF) and the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency (RDA) are pleased to invite architects, designers, students, and amateurs to submit their vision for a new single-family residence on Arctic Court in the Capitol Hill Historic District of Salt Lake City. Compatible infill in historic districts is an important component of preserving our historic neighborhoods, and this competition provides a unique opportunity to showcase ideas for community-centered development.
An overall redevelopment of the Marmalade Block and Arctic Court is currently underway, starting with the new Marmalade Library, set to open in February 2016 (the Marmalade Block is between 500 North and 600 North and between 300 West and Arctic Court). In early 2015, the RDA purchased the properties at 524 and 528 Arctic Court in Salt Lake City in support of the overall redevelopment of the area. The existing home at 528 Arctic Court is the second Preservation at Work Project House, a joint historic renovation project between UHF and the RDA, whereas the property at 524 Arctic Court is currently a vacant lot.
UHF and the RDA are seeking designs for high-quality, energy efficient, compatible infill development for the vacant lot at 524 Arctic Court, and the RDA plans to hire a construction contractor to build the home once a design is finalized. Immediately across the street, on the west side of Arctic Court, designs have been finalized for twelve, single-family Marmalade Townhomes, and negotiations are underway for the remaining parcels to be redeveloped as mixed-use residential and commercial properties.
This was the first Preservation at Work partnership project between Utah Heritage Foundation and the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, and both entities were pleased with the outcome of this project after months of hard work.