SANDY — Walking through the construction zone of East Village in south suburban Sandy, there is the distinct outline of what will become the area’s first transit-oriented development.
Built with the Sandy Civic Center TRAX station as its hub, the project will incorporate urban living with elements of walkability and public transit that includes commercial and retail components spread over 32 acres.
East Village will incorporate 271 high-end apartment units, with a swimming pool, common areas including a party room and kitchen, fitness center and a community garden. The first phase of residential units is scheduled for occupancy in mid-April, according to Bruce Bingham, partner of the Salt Lake City office of Chicago-based real estate developer Hamilton Partners.
Situated near downtown Sandy, the $300 million project is one of 11 transit-oriented development projects along the Wasatch Front, said Paul Drake, UTA manager of transit-oriented development. Drake added that with more projects like East Village in the development stage, the agency hopes to mitigate the long-term traffic flow and environmental issues facing the Salt Lake Valley.