A Case Study of Our South Salt Lake Development

Ritz Classic

Since 1958, the 90-foot Ritz Classic bowling pin served as a place-maker for the city of South Salt Lake. In 2017, Think Architecture partnered with ICO Multi-Family Holdings to renovate the former bowling alley site, transforming it into a new mixed-use development, the Ritz Classic Apartments. Under the fluorescent light of the refurbished Ritz sign, our team designed the Ritz architecture plan as part of several long-proposed developments along the S-Line streetcar in the East Streetcar Neighborhood Zone.

Known as The Crossing, the mixed-use development included a new Winco Foods grocery store, the Zellerbach Apartments, and the S-Line Townhomes. Think’s architects collaborated with The Crossing partners to design a residential complex that lies at the heart of the development. Our hard work and creativity paid off. Now, Ritz Classic residents enjoy 4.11 acres, five-stories, and 287-units of innovative mixed-use design. 

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Date

2017

location

Salt Lake City, UT

CLIENT

ICO Multi-Family Holdings

deliverables

  • Custom Residential
  • Architecture
  • Land Planning

Refurbishing the Iconic Salt Lake City Ritz

Rather than discard the history of South Salt Lake City, our architects made it the main feature of our mixed-use development. Once part of the now-shuttered Ritz Classic bowling alley, at its historic home on the 2200 block of State Street, the reassembled iconic sign stands as a symbol of the neighborhood’s past and its future— the Ritz Classic Apartments.

At the 2200 South block of State Street, the Ritz Classic is a five-story complex with 287 residential units just south of the S-Line streetcar route in Salt Lake City. Under the glow of the refurbished sign, the Ritz Classic Apartments consists of four floors of wood-framed residential units above a ground floor parking podium with 314 parking stalls. The market-rate residential units include a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with a few three-bedroom units. The interior residential units open to two central courtyards above the parking podium where residents can enjoy luxury amenities.

Ritz Classic amenities include:

  • Corner plaza connected to nearby transit
  • Elevated lap swimming pool
  • Outdoor common area including dining and kitchen facilities
  • Two hot tubs
  • Dog park
  • Pet salon
  • Conference rooms
  • Internet café
  • Sports lounge
  • Clubroom
  • Internal secured bicycle storage with maintenance stations
  • Dedicated parking for electric vehicles

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