Since 1958, the 90-foot Ritz Classic bowling pin has served as a place-maker for south Salt Lake City. 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 architecture team designed the Ritz architecture plan as part of several long-proposed developments along the S-Line streetcar in the East Streetcar Neighborhood Zone.
Mixed-Use Development in Salt Lake City, UT
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 commercial and residential architects collaborated with The Crossing partners to design a residential complex 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 architectural design.
Refurbishing the Iconic Ritz Classic in Salt Lake City, UT
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 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 Apartment Building Amenities
- 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
- Internal secured bicycle storage with maintenance stations
- Dedicated parking for electric vehicles