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New housing adds to transformation near busy West Valley City intersection

Aug 25, 2021 12:32PM ● By Darrell Kirby

The first of what will be 130 townhomes are being built near 3500 South and 5600 West in West Valley City (Darrell Kirby/City Journals)

By Darrell Kirby | [email protected]

The transformation continues in the area around 3500 South and 5600 West in West Valley City. 

In June, the latest section of Mountain View Corridor just west of the intersection opened to traffic after two years of construction. 

Now, the first phase of what will eventually be 130 townhomes is being built just southeast of 

3500 South and 5600 West. Phase one of the development called Erin Hills consists of 40 three- and four-bedroom units with two-car garages and balconies or patios. Each home is already sold despite still being under construction.

“We’ll sit tight for another two to three months and then we’ll open up our second phase and start selling that,” said Andy Gunther, an agent with real estate brokerage firm RE/MAX. 

Gunther said the homes are priced at $380,000 to $405,900, which in today’s market puts them within reach of younger buyers and those starting families. “For new product that’s well finished, it’s actually very affordable,” Gunther said. It is also near major thoroughfares and businesses.  “Whatever direction you want to go—north, south, east or west—it’s a pretty convenient jaunt to get where you need to go,” he added. “And they’re surrounded by food (establishments) and entertainment. It’s kind of that whole revamp of West Valley they’re excited about.” 

The housing development will have some commercial neighbors as part of a separate project. Shiny Shell Car Wash along 3500 South and a “high-end” dental office off 5600 West are in the plans but have not yet broken ground. Shiny Shell is a brand of Salt Lake City-based Coldwater Car Wash Group, which currently runs car washes in Florida, Georgia and its first Utah location in Holladay and has 10 planned in Pennsylvania. 

The townhomes are being built by Alco Construction of North Salt Lake. The developer is Crew Construction LLC in Sandy. The development is expected to be completed in late 2022 or early 2023.

Erin Hills is one of several large multi-family housing projects going up in West Valley City, including 430 apartments and 21 townhomes at 4100 South and Redwood Road and 100 three- and four-bedroom apartments at 3600 S. Redwood Road.