LDS Church-owned developer proposes new high-rise in downtown SLC
(UPDATE: 11/29/2018 7:30 p.m. ) The Salt Lake City Planning Commission approved the height variance.
(KUTV) – The developer that is responsible for several of Salt Lake City’s largest real-estate projects is proposing a new downtown high-rise tower.
City Creek Reserve Inc., the real-estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, submitted renderings to the Salt Lake City Planning Commission this week depicting what the proposed 28-story tower would look like.
Known as Tower 8, the building would reach 395-feet and be located at 61 South State Street, directly west of the downtown Harmon’s grocery store.
The project renderings submitted by architects Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP show a mostly glass exterior with a plaza on the north side of the building’s entrance.
If completed as planned, Tower 8 would be the third tallest building in Utah, just shy of the Wells Fargo Center’s 422-foot height, and the Church Office Building at 420-feet.
The planning commission and other city departments have until the end of November to review the submitted plans.
City Creek Reserve owns the adjacent City Creek Center as well as the 111 South Main tower which was completed in 2016.
A spokesperson for Salt Lake City said no requests for tax incentives have been received by the city for the project.
Another high-rise development is in the works just half a block south of the proposed location for Tower 8. Liberty Sky is planned for 150 South State Street and would reach a height of 250-feet for mostly residential units.