MVE + Partners breaks ground on 59-unit mixed-use apartment community in Salt Lake City

Dixon Place to reflect Sugar House District’s historic past while providing modern amenities for renters

Dixon Place
MVE + Partners announced the groundbreaking of Dixon Place, a 59-unit, Class A development in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Sugar House neighborhood.

MVE + Partners, a leading architecture, planning, interiors and graphic design firm, today announced the groundbreaking of Dixon Place, a 59-unit, Class A development in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Sugar House neighborhood. Designed for developer Lowe Property Group, the six-story, mixed-use community will feature a raw yet sophisticated design that nods to the industrial and artistic heritage of the area.

Comprised of 49,039 square feet of rentable space, the boutique apartment complex will offer 35 one-bedroom and 24 two-bedroom units all featuring full kitchens and bathrooms as well as washer and dryers. The 2,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space will house developer Lowe Property Group’s headquarters, and MVE + Partners will design the interiors of this space in addition to the entire apartment community.

“Salt Lake City is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. and an extremely promising area for multifamily real estate development,” said Pieter Berger, senior associate partner at MVE + Partners. “We are excited to introduce a new design that reflects the rich history and culture of the Sugar House neighborhood while providing the modern features and amenities renters desire.”

Amenities will include a business lounge and conference room for remote workers, fitness center, no-cost bike share program, a coffee bar and pool table for residents to enjoy. A two-story green wall will serve as a focal point in the lobby space and was inspired by the mountain vegetation surrounding Salt Lake City’s desert environment.

Located at 1034 East Elm Ave., the community aims to attract business professionals, singles and young families. Its name also pays homage to the Dixon family, who previously owned the property as one of the original settlers in the Sugar House neighborhood.

“My wife’s great grandfather, George Dixon, was one of the founders of Sugar House and we are honored to pay tribute to him and the Dixon family for their contributions to the Sugar House community,” said Alex Lowe, principal at Lowe Property Group.

Honoring the area’s industrial past, the 87,874-square-foot community will feature exposed brick and concrete while incorporating glass and steel elements that add a modern touch. Large windows throughout the community also will provide ample natural light for residents and create an inviting atmosphere that seamlessly incorporates the building into the surrounding community. Completion is expected by Q2 2021.

“As a family business that has called Salt Lake City home for many years, we are looking forward to creating a new headquarters for our company while providing a highly desirable housing option for this thriving area,” said Ben Lowe, principal at Lowe Property Group. “We are confident that MVE + Partners’ vision that honors the area’s past with a modern and sophisticated twist will be enjoyed by the community and residents for many years to come.”

Highly walkable and accessible to transit, the mixed-use community will be located on the same street as the S. line light rail stop. Sugar House Park and Hidden Hollow Nature Walk are within walking distance, as is the Sugar House neighborhood’s lively nightlife scene featuring breweries, sports bars and chic cocktail lounges. Also nearby are 2100 South and Highland Drive’s galleries, dance venues and vibrant shopping scene complete with thrift stores, indie boutiques and big brand chains.

In addition to Dixon Place, MVE + Partners, in partnership with Lowe Property Group, will break ground on three additional multifamily projects in Salt Lake City in 2020.