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Elks Block Redevelopment Project

This Online Open House will provide an opportunity for you to review information about the proposal and provide any questions or comments. This Open House meeting will be an electronic meeting pursuant to the Salt Lake City Emergency Proclamation.

Demolition of a Contributing Building in a Historic District – 120 E 1st Avenue

Elks Block Redevelopment Project

Petition Number: PLNHLC2020-00816, PLNHLC2020-00915 & PLNHLC2020-00916

Zoning District: South Temple Properties: R-MU (Residential Mixed Use) 1st Avenue Properties: RMF-75 (High Density Multi-family Residential District)

City Council District: 3, represented by Chris Wharton

David Davis, of Dale Gardon Design, representing Property Reserve, Inc, has submitted applications for a project centered around the former Elks Club Building located at approximately 139 E South Temple. The project is proposed to include:

  • Rehabilitation of the Elks Building and connected parking garage, which fronts on 1st Avenue;
  • New construction of a residential building, tentatively with 87 units, on the parking lot at approximately 151 E South Temple;
  • Rehabilitation of six existing contributing buildings between 124 and 136 E 1st Avenue, and
  • Demolition of the contributing building at 120 E 1st Avenue.

Project Location

Property located at approximately 139 E South Temple

Next Steps

Community Council

  • Notice of this application was sent to the Avenues, Downtown, Capitol Hill and Central City Community Councils. Please contact the Community Council Chairs for more information and to find out if a meeting regarding this proposal has been scheduled. You can find information regarding community councils at
  • The community councils were given a 45-day period to respond before a public hearing with the Historic Landmark Commission can be scheduled. During and following this comment period, the Planning Division will evaluate the proposal against the applicable standards, while considering public comments as they relate to the standards and develop a recommendation for the Historic Landmark Commission.

Notice to Property Owners

  • Notice is being sent to property owners and residents within 300 feet of the project.

Historic Landmark Commission

  • The Historic Landmark Commission will then hold a public hearing for additional public comments and make a decision on the proposed project. This hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 6, 2021 at 5:30pm. It will be an online virtual meeting.

Building Permit

  • If the Historic Landmark Commission approves the request, the project will move to the building permit review.

Public Comments and Questions

We want to hear from you! To submit a comment or question please contact the staff planner via email or leave a voicemail, your questions will be answered within a week after the comment period has ended.

  • Start of Public Comment Period: March 19, 2021
  • End of the Public Comment Period: May 6, 2021

Nelson Knight // // 385-226-4493

During and following this comment period, the Planning Division will evaluate the proposal against the applicable zoning standards, taking into consideration public comments as they relate to the standards, and develop a recommendation for the Planning Commission.

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