Solar Gardens is a mixed-use facility with 10,000 SF of commercial spaces and 30 residential units affordable for under 80% of AMI.
Solar Gardens mitigated a former Brownfield site to build the 1st net-zero mixed-use project with onsite solar production in UT. The project also supported the growth of 15 small businesses, nonprofits, and artists and brought over 45 new residents to the community who are supporting the surrounding locally owned and operated businesses.
Artspace Greenery is a net-zero energy project with solar panels on the building's roof, awnings, and adjacent solar structure. The building includes community gardens, street level commercial spaces for artist studios, office and retail, and a cafe run by Volunteers of America, Utah.
The historic Tribune Building, located on Main Street in downtown SLC, was rehabilitated for the tenant, Neumont University (NU), to move from their suburban location to this downtown community where they are providing educational and career opportunities.
The new facility provided NU with 44,070 SF of classrooms, administrative offices, support services, and 42 student housing units. The move allowed NU to add 150 students, increasing its attendance to 400 while increasing the density of the community and helping support local businesses.
Guadalupe School is the only program in UT providing a continuum of services for 12 years, from birth through 6th grade. The families served are 94% ethnically diverse, 100% in poverty and 5% homeless.
The new school has allowed Guadalupe to serve an additional 320 low income children and families and extend its program from 4th grade up to 6th grade.
Hope Lodge is a no-fee lodging facility serving patients receiving cancer treatment services in SLC. The 66,476 SF facility includes 42 residential suites to serve over 800 patients annually. Overnight accommodations are available to anyone living more than 50 miles from SLC. Hope Lodge also offers a community and cancer resource center, healing garden, common kitchen, laundry, computer center, and offices for all local American Cancer Society and volunteer efforts.
Each year, 16,000 individuals are treated in Utah and 4,500 people travel to Salt Lake City for treatment. The journey facing someone diagnosed with cancer can be a long and costly one which significantly impacts patients and families physically, financially, and emotionally. Hope Lodge is addressing the unequal burden that cancer patients experience within low income and medically underserved populations.
Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre celebrated its opening night in July of 2016. The 89,267 SF performing arts facility is part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center on the Southern Utah University campus, and is the only arts center located in non-metro Cedar City, Utah.
The Tony Award-winning Festival is the economic and cultural anchor in Cedar City, a community of just over 30,000 people. With an annual audience of over 140,000, 35% from out of state, the Festival generated an annual direct economic impact of over $35M. The new theater was projected to increase capacity by 25%, adding an additional $8M in economic impact.
South Salt Lake Head Start
Salt Lake Community Action Program’s (SLCAP) 13,080 SF Head Start facility in South Salt Lake opened in 2014 to serve 150 preschool age children living in poverty annually.
This new facility, the only free, comprehensive preschool program in the community, has 4 classrooms, medical and dental clinics, and a commercial kitchen providing healthy food for the community and job training for Head Start parents. In South Salt Lake, 85% of children come from families at or near the poverty level.
Kearns Head Start
Utah Community Action's (UCA) Kearns project will help support the revitalization of an economically distressed community by constructing a new 16,000 sf facility in Kearns, Utah. The new facility will house Head Start classrooms, medical and dental exam rooms, as well as multipurpose space and office space for UCA’s Housing Case Management and HEAT programs. Construction is expected to take nine months.
UCA will provide two healthy meals a day to all children enrolled in the early childhood education program, along with food and nutrition-related education programs, and will also offer certain services to adults within the community. These include health and mental health services to be provided in the clinic space which will be leased to University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and Dental School.
Macaroni Flats is the historic rehabilitation of the Western Macaroni Manufacturing Company warehouse originally built in 1900.
The project opened in December 2016 and includes 13 residential one and two bedroom apartments and 8 street-level commercial spaces for artists and small businesses.
Homeless Youth Resource Center & Shelter
Volunteers of America’s (VOA) homeless youth resource center and shelter, the first of its kind in Utah, opened its doors in May of 2016. Open 24/7, the 18,756 SF facility is a drop-in resource center and overnight emergency shelter providing essential basic needs items such as three hot meals a day, pantry food, showers and laundry for at-risk and homeless youth ages 15-22.
In addition to meeting basic needs of food and shelter, the new center offers dental and medical care assistance and access to mental health services on-site. Youth self-sufficiency is also provided through educational, counseling, housing and employment services to help youth gain stability to avoid becoming homeless adults.
Salt Lake County Downtown Public Health Clinic
Salt Lake County's newly constructed public health clinic is a two-story building which provides over 50,000 square feet of modern, efficient and attractive clinic and office space. The new facility is home for the following essential health services: Epidemiology; HIV; Immunizations; Infectious Disease; Medicaid; STD; Tuberculosis; Vital Records and WIC.
The new flagship facility also houses Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHC), a nonprofit federally qualified health clinic, with 99% of their clients below 200% of the federal poverty level. The co-location of the Public Health Center and CHC services in one central facility is key to providing convenient, accessible resources to the low income and uninsured members of the community.
Neighborhood House has a 124-year legacy of nurturing and educating at-risk children and helping families with aging and disabled adults. Services offered are on a sliding scale and provide vital support for low-income families. The families of children served are 81% ethnically diverse, 94% in poverty, and 6% homeless. The adults served are 15% ethnically diverse and 68% are below the median income level.
The construction of a new 57,000 foot child and adult daycare center, will combine the two populations into one building. The new center will allow more efficient energy use, sharing of common spaces, and allow for more intergenerational activities.
Salt Lake County is constructing a new building at their current location in Kearns, Utah, an economically distressed community in Salt Lake County. The new 35,000 square foot building is triple the size of the old library and will provide modern, efficient space resulting in the opportunity to expand the library’s existing services; early learning programs, the Kids Café program, student library cards, Spanish-speaking services, business and entrepreneurial support, and digital inclusive communities. The building is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, with a solar array on the roof and ground source heat pump system below the parking and pedestrian plaza.
The larger facility will also include expanded meeting space, free co-working space, maker space with a technology classroom, and a business center. A commercial kitchen and dedicated café space will allow for the expansion of Kids Café program which provides healthy after school meals to low-income children in conjunction with education and enrichment programming.
In 2018, an estimated 29,522 individuals checked out books and other media, 35,649 individuals benefited from the use of computer sessions, and the Kids Café program served children 9,105 healthy meals. Once the new facility is complete, the number of individuals checking out books & other media is estimated to grow by 11%, the number of individuals using computer sessions to grow by 8%, and the number of meals served by the Kids Café by 33%.
Construction is slated for completion by June 2020.
Since 1968, EnableUtah has been providing jobs, skilled training, and employment solutions to people with intellectual disabilities in Ogden and Weber County. They are constructing a new 68,000 square foot facility in an economically-distressed redevelopment area in Ogden, Utah. Their new building will combine the current day enrichment program and employment services under one roof in a location that better integrates their clients into the community. The project includes warehouse space, a shredding facility, woodshop and loading docks for their business enterprises, along with a lobby, training room, library, enrichment program space, staff offices, kitchen and cafeteria. Completion is anticipated for January 2020.
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