COMPATIBLE INFILL IN HISTORIC DISTRICTS
Join us for a semi-guided tour of infill housing in the Avenues, South Temple and University Historic Districts. We’ll discuss the tools used to make sure an infill project is compatible with the historic district and existing streetscapes. Because of the distance between projects, participants are encouraged to bike or scooter between sites, if they want to see them all. A Planning representative will be located at each of the seven sites.
You can start at any site and proceed at your own pace. This event will be held rain or shine.
The tour is the fifth of six events to be held as part of the Planning Division’s 2nd Annual Summer Planning Series. An RSVP is requested for each event.
DATE // Monday, September 30, 2019
TIME // 6 – 7:30 PM
1. 41 South 900 East (Haxton Apartments)
2. 1160 East 200 South
3. 1158 2nd Avenue
4. 970 2nd Avenue
5. 704 5th Avenue
6. 279 J Street
7. 527 4th Avenue
For the fifth event in the summer planning series, we will visit some newly constructed projects located in Avenues, South Temple and University local historic districts and learn about specific aspects of their design that help these new buildings fit in with the existing neighborhood.
The three historic districts featured in this tour are some of Salt Lake City’s most traditional residential neighborhoods, developed over many decades, they contain houses of different styles, shapes and sizes. The goal of historic preservation in Salt Lake City is to preserve these areas that convey the history of the development of the city and to help ensure that new development continues to build on the history while being compatible with the existing development pattern.
Infill development is new construction in established neighborhoods. Many undeveloped properties throughout the city’s historic districts are small or irregularly shaped parcels left over from earlier development, larger properties that were split, parcels with physical limitations (e.g., steep slope) or parcels where the land use has changed (e.g., storage, parking).
An infill project is site specific and it has its own identity, but it also becomes an integral part of the existing streetscape. Good infill design balances the unique characteristics of the surrounding development pattern while allowing for compatible expressions of change and adaptation.