Design Competition | Arctic Court


DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

Utah Heritage Foundation (UHF) and the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency (RDA) are pleased to invite architects, designers, students, and amateurs to submit their vision for a new single-family residence on Arctic Court in the Capitol Hill Historic District of Salt Lake City. Compatible infill in historic districts is an important component of preserving our historic neighborhoods, and this competition provides a unique opportunity to showcase ideas for community-centered development.

An overall redevelopment of the Marmalade Block and Arctic Court is currently underway, starting with the new Marmalade Library, set to open in February 2016 (the Marmalade Block is between 500 North and 600 North and between 300 West and Arctic Court). In early 2015, the RDA purchased the properties at 524 and 528 Arctic Court in Salt Lake City in support of the overall redevelopment of the area. The existing home at 528 Arctic Court is the second Preservation at Work Project House, a joint historic renovation project between UHF and the RDA, whereas the property at 524 Arctic Court is currently a vacant lot.

UHF and the RDA are seeking designs for high-quality, energy efficient, compatible infill development for the vacant lot at 524 Arctic Court, and the RDA plans to hire a construction contractor to build the home once a design is finalized. Immediately across the street, on the west side of Arctic Court, designs have been finalized for twelve, single-family Marmalade Townhomes, and negotiations are underway for the remaining parcels to be redeveloped as mixed-use residential and commercial properties.


RELEVANT MATERIALS (click on the items below to download PDF documents)

* Photos of the surrounding area
* Parcel map
* Property Development Feasibility Study for 524 Arctic Court
* Guidelines for New Construction, from Salt Lake City’s Historic District Design Guidelines, Part II Chapter 12
* Capitol Hill Historic District Guidelines, from Salt Lake City’s Historic District Design Guidelines, Part III Chapter 14
* Marmalade Block Design Guidelines


Who is the Jury?

Utah Heritage Foundation will invite design, planning, and preservation experts to serve on the jury to review each submission for the Design Competition for 524 Arctic Court. Individuals serving on the jury may include representatives from various organizations such as the ​Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, ​ U of U College of Architecture ​+​ Planning, American Institute of Architects​ Utah Chapter​ , Utah ​Division of State History , Utah Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees​ and committees​ , National Trust for Historic Preservation, ​municipal ​landmarks organizations, grassroots preservation groups, ​neighborhood organizations, ​or local architecture or design firms. The jury will be responsible for reviewing all submissions submitted by the deadline, discussing the merits of the submissions against the criteria, and selecting the best overall design.

How do I pay my $50 Entry Fee?

The Entry Fee can be a check or cash payment included with your entry when you submit it to Utah Heritage Foundation. Or you can pay online via Utah Heritage Foundation’s donation page. If you pay the Entry Fee online, please note in the “This donation is for a special occasion” box that the $50 is for the design competition. Here is a link to the online payment page:

Do I retain the copyright of my design?

Entrants will be notified and recognized in each instance of publication. Apart from granting this permission to Utah Heritage Foundation and/or the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City to publish, entrants shall retain the copyright to their entries.

What is the status of the Marmalade Townhomes project?

Planning Commission Staff Report 1-27-2016

Planning Commission Decision of Record 1-27-16

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Elizabeth Bradley-Wilson at Utah Heritage Foundation
(801) 533-0858 ext. 103 |