Meet the Kensington Tower, the high-rise that would join Utah’s tallest buildings in Salt Lake City’s skyline
Salt Lake City’s skyline is primed to change rapidly in the coming decade, and a Boston-based real estate development group wants to build the tallest building in it.
Kensington Tower would add luxury rental apartments at the corner of State Street and 200 South, replacing a fast-food restaurant and large parking lot with a “vertical urban community” that the developers say would fill an unmet need for high-end, luxury rentals in the capital city.
At 39 stories and over 400 feet, the Kensington Tower would inject 380 units into the core of Downtown, across from the Gallivan Center on a site that’s currently home to a fast-food restaurant.
Its lead architect and backers say they aren’t focused on the title of being the tallest building on Salt Lake’s changing skyline, just shy of the state’s tallest. Instead, they say the Kensington would fill an unmet need in Salt Lake City.
“We feel like this housing will really help Salt Lake City,” said Emir Tursic, Associate Principal and Senior Vice President at HKS Architects, the firm that’s designing the new building.
The developers are presenting the concept as a residential development that might attract high earners who are looking for city living in the heart of downtown.