C9 Flats

Reinventing Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth district is no small feat. Think Architecture worked closely with developers to design a modern apartment complex, using our unique approach to residential design. The C9 Flats project consists of two six-story buildings with 97 market-rate apartment units. Two of these six stories act as a dedicated parking garages with nearly 100 spots available. The other four stories mainly include various-sized apartments with a shared working area for common use. 

The C9 sky bridge is the shining star of our architectural design puzzle. The suspended bridge’s all-glass structure provides residents with convenient access to all amenities. Near Smith’s Ballpark and Downtown Salt Lake City, residents can walk a few steps to hop on the TRAX line or other public transit lines. Once completed, the multi-family apartment complex quickly became a hallmark in the long-standing SLC community thanks to residential architecture that mixes classic design features with updated designs.

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  • 2018


  • Salt Lake City, UT – Central Ninth Neighborhood at the Intersection of Goltz Avenue and Jefferson Street

C9 Flats

Progressive Residential Architecture in an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

When developers began reinventing the entire southern stretch of the Central Flats neighborhood, it became apparent that the fast-growing community needed a progressive apartment complex to encapsulate the look and feel of the modern redevelopment project. Our architects worked closely with developers to create a solution that provided the space that renters needed while answering to the evolving needs of Utah’s growing market. The result? A residential design that maximizes every inch of the 75-foot height threshold allowed under the Residential Mixed-Use District zoning requirements.

The project’s 97 apartment units occupy floors three to six, while the first two floors of the six-story building are reserved for resident parking. Along with ample living space, the C9 Flats project includes a shared work environment with break-out rooms available for resident use upon reservation. An outdoor courtyard is found on the third floor and rooftop level with extra privacy due to its northern location away from street view.

Renters can appreciate views of downtown SLC from the rooftop terrace while they sit around the modern-style fire pit or BBQ on a warm summer night. Another amenity that C9 Flats residents enjoy is the two-level fitness studio complete with yoga/barre and cycling rooms. The apartment’s contemporary color palette, modern-style exterior, and sleek architecture bring the project together taking it from straightforward to visually complex.

Another crucial feature of the C9 Flats design is its transit-oriented design. The structure’s design focused on transit-oriented development, or TOD, to create a compact, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use project centered around Utah’s downtown train systems. Working closely with city planners, our architects created a design that brings work, play, and home life into one walkable area. Overall, the unique features of the C9 Flats project combined mixed-use development and residential architecture to create a multi-family dwelling that revitalizes this up-and-coming neighborhood.

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