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Salt Lake City, Utah: The 9th East Lofts at Bennion Plaza Provides Affordable Housing in a Transit-Oriented Development
HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities and support sustainable community development. The projects and community development efforts featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.
The 9th East Lofts at Bennion Plaza is a 68-unit mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented development serving the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Strategically located in a walkable area just around the corner from the 900 East station of the Utah Transit Authority's TRAX light rail system, the development is also immediately adjacent to the city's high-frequency 209 bus route for added resident mobility, and offers amenities including bicycle storage and electric car charging stations. Two years after its opening, the 9th East Lofts at Bennion Plaza was honored with a 2019 Award of Excellence in Project Design from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
Visit HUD User's Case Studies page to learn more about affordable housing and to view other intriguing examples of transit-oriented communities around the nation.