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Council approves mixed-use luxury apartment complex

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The Lehi City Council met on Tuesday January 11 with all councilors in attendance. Mayor Mark Johnson was absent. 

The largest project on the agenda was the approval of the Lehi Pointe transit-oriented development (TOD) projectwhich has been in the works for more than two years. The project will be located between Young Living and Mountain Point Medical Center on the northeast side of I-15.

According to Salt Development, builder of the project, the anchor building (named The Sanctuary) is a 527 ultra-luxury apartment complex offering units ranging from 620 square foot studios to 1,820 square foot 2-bedroom units. The complex is scheduled to be approximately 28% studio units, 46% 1-bedroom units and 26% 2-bedroom units. 

The ground floor of the building includes a 15,000 square foot space designated for a neighborhood grocer, as well as an additional 5,000 square foot pad for another commercial tenant. 

The site will be surrounded by access roads, walkways, bike paths and meandering on-site paths. The 10-foot-wide multi-use path will extend the entirety of the eastern edge of the property along Sandalwood and up to the new loop road. Connectivity to the future UTA BRT and Frontrunner station is a priority and will be further accommodated when plans are available for such development. 

The approved plans also include additional amenities such as a 7-level parking garage, bike shop/wash, dog spa, dedicated move-in/move-out areas and trash staging areas.

Atop the parking structure is a 1-acre Skydeck featuring a grand pool deck, clubhouse, gym, yoga/spin room, locker rooms, BBQ areas, cabanas, a dry sauna and numerous fire bowls. The 6,000 square foot clubhouse will feature a 165” television screen in a tiered theater and a luxurious bar. 

In addition to the 527-unit “Sanctuary”, the project will include a neighboring retail and restaurant space. The project also includes another 125-unit apartment building on the north side of Triumph Blvd along with an additional retail development. 

“We should be digging dirt and starting this spring. The project will cost between $180-200 million and take 30 months,” said Salt Development CEO Brian Hobbs. 

The project passed with a unanimous 5-0 vote.

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2 Comments

  1. Keith

    January 12, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    We need to replace the city council with someone that has the best interests of the citizens of Lehi in their minds.

  2. Douglas

    January 20, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Cuz it’s everyone’s dream to live in a studio or 2 bedroom apartment. We need like at least 20,000 more super expensive places to RENT. It’s the American dream. Lol. That is A LOT more toilets flushing in Lehi amd taxing the water and wasted system. A LOT more prime/ups trucks pulling in and out. Now think about that for a minute every time we hear of these ultra high density Lehi units going in. Greedy developers. Pack it up, pack it in. These areas will be the slums in 15-20 years.

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