Salt Lake City High-Rise Office Tower to Break Ground Summer 2014

High Rise Facilities | October 9, 2013
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111 Main SLC view

View of the Wasatch Mountains from 111 South Main Office Tower, Salt Lake City’s next planned high-rise.

Pre-leasing has begun for Salt Lake City’s next office high-rise, 111 Main Office Tower. The 24-story building is being developed by Chicago-based Hamilton Partners who are responsible for the 22-story high-rise, 222 South Main, completed in 2009 just a block south.

Hamilton Partners primarily owns garden-style office parks in and around Chicago but also some high-rise office buildings including the Daniel Burnham designed 18-story office tower at 224 S. Michigan Avenue and the 36-story office building 20 N. Clark Street. In Salt Lake City, in addition to 222 South Main, Hamilton Partners owns several other properties, including two historic office towers, the Newhouse Building and the Boston Building. The firm spent $10 million renovating the Boston Building, a 100-year old tower that is considered one of Salt Lake City’s first skyscrapers.

111 Main SLC

The Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed 111 Main features a column-free design and 21,000 rsf floor-plates.

Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, who also designed Hamilton’s 222 South Main tower, 111 Main will feature retail on the ground-floor while the upper floors offer 440,000 rentable square feet (rsf) of office area. The average floor size will consist of 21,000 rsf floor plates, column-free design, floor-to-ceiling glass, with 9 foot ceilings and 16-inch raised floors throughout, which will enable rapid, total customization to meet tenants’ needs. It will be directly adjacent to the new Utah Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Main Street with easy access to mass transportation, including a TRAX (light rail) station on the corner across the street.

Chris Kirk, Senior Director of Office & Investments for Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce is the leasing broker for 111 Main. He said, “This beautifully designed architectural icon reflects the strength of Utah’s prime urban center in Salt Lake City. 111 Main’s premier business address will provide tenants with the opportunity to work in the heart of downtown, just steps away from exclusive shopping at City Creek, cultural events including the new adjacent Utah Performing Arts Center, plentiful parking, public open space and mass transit. It is an ideal space for progressive companies looking to be located in the heart of one of the strongest business centers of the country.”

The development site sits across the street from the $1.5-billion City Creek Center, a mixed-use development owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. City Creek features an upscale open-air shopping center, office and residential buildings, fountain, and simulated creek. It opened in March 2012 and encompasses nearly 20 acres of downtown Salt Lake City.

Preliminary designs for 111 Main include numerous technological considerations such as redundant data and electric feeds from independent substations, voice and data lines with fiber optic capabilities and a location for tenant generators will be made available. State-of-the-art and customizable security systems with turn-styles and 24-hour manned security will be part of the building’s offerings. The design includes innovative seismic engineering standards and to increase energy conservation, it will be equipped with fully automated HVAC systems. When completed, it is anticipated the building will be awarded a LEED Gold Certification.

The development is scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2014 and tenants may take occupancy as early as Q2 of 2016.

Renderings courtesy of Hamilton Partners

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