The real estate market in Utah is booming, making it nearly impossible for many low-income families to find an apartment within their budget. Think Architecture teamed up with J. Fisher Companies to design a partial tax credit-funded residential development that offered luxury amenities to their renters. Working closely with developers, our Salt Lake City architecture firm crafted a combination of income-restricted and market-rate apartments off Fort Union in Midvale. The MODA Union is composed of 206 units. It is 321,692 square feet and consists of a one-level podium parking structure and four levels of wood-framed apartment units above. MODA Union residents enjoy spacious amenities, several floor plans including one and two-bedroom options, and high-quality finishes throughout the units.
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Making Affordable Housing Luxurious
MODA Union is a 206-unit, affordable apartment development located at 7304 South Cottonwood StreetMidvale, Utah. This partial tax credit-funded project relied on tax credits to provide several income-restricted properties throughout the overall structure. These units are no different than market-rate ones, other than being designated for low-income renters. Key market and economic data have proven that the affordable housing sector performs well over time, but only with the right locations, design, leverage, solutions, and management. We relied on the innovation of our architects to create a design that fit the MODA brand but elevated the apartment complex enough to stand out from the rest.
No matter what draws renters in, the project’s full suite of amenities convinces them to stay. The apartment community includes a two-level club building with everything from high-end fitness rooms, a package storage system, built-in shuffleboards, fire pits, a luxury deck, and more. Most units also offer expansive views of the mountains and nearby retail facilities. The project site is also near Fort Union, providing renters with direct access to movie theaters, gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, playgrounds, and retail locations. Residents can drive a short distance to I-15 for a quick commute. MODA Union’s high-end architectural design produced 206 multi-family units that anyone would be lucky to call home.