Set just a few blocks north of Salt Lake's downtown district (500 North and 300 West), Marmalade is bringing sustainable, contemporary living to one of Utah's most historic districts. With tremendous views of downtown and the capitol building, Marmalade will be a mixed-use property that blends environmentally-responsible living with urban design. Designed by Prescott Muir Architects and developed by Howa Capital, Marmalade will be a breath of fresh air for the Salt Lake area and will fit in nicely with the new downtown redevelopment project that is taking place over the next 5 years.
You will definitely find as much space as you are willing to pay for with units ranging from one-bedroom condos to full on three-bedroom penthouses. The design cultivates natural sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows and space is not in limited supply with open floor plans and balcony spaces starting at close to 1,000 sq/ft for the one-bedroom units (2,000 sq/ft for the penthouses). The one-bedrooms start at $284,000-$325,000 and the three-bedroom penthouses are going as high as $750,000 right now (Price List on Page 3). Keep in mind that this project is still in the beginning phases. I drove by a couple weeks ago and they havn't even broken ground yet. Once construction is complete, any available units will probably increase in price.
The units will have gourmet kitchens, highlighted by natural stone counter tops and Energy Star Appliances, and spacious bathrooms, featuring large bath-tubs and glass-enclosed showers. If you live at Marmalade, you will be able to walk downstairs and shop at organic grocery stores or get something to eat at the side street cafes. The plan for Marmalade reminds me of being in North Beach (SF) for some reason...maybe because of the vibe that they are going for.
Marmalade also has a few green features to mention. Energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems, with programmable thermostats, will be in each unit. Coupled with low-E glass windows and low-VOC paints and building materials that provide improved air quality, Marmalade will be a cool place to live and breath. The homes around Marmalade right now are a bit run down. Over the past 15 years, the homes have been somewhat neglected but that should change once construction begins. It is seriously a sweet place to live and the views are fantastic!