More apartments under construction near Maverik CenterMar 09, 2023 11:58AM ● By Darrell Kirby
A rendering shows the look of a 219-unit apartment structure currently being built north of the Maverik Center in West Valley City. (Courtesy West Valley City via Rockworth Companies)
The residential development train rolls on in West Valley City.
Another project currently under construction is a 219-unit apartment complex just north of the Maverik Center at 3100 S. Decker Lake Blvd. (2200 West).
Decker Station Apartments will span five stories covering 200,000 square feet on what was an empty field. Amenities will include private balconies, rooftop patios, a swimming pool, hot tub, barbeques, a fire pit, community areas, fitness, and game rooms, and business center with Wi-Fi and computers for residents. There will even be a dog wash.
“It’s a great location. Quick on and off the freeway (I-215),” said West Valley City Economic Optimization and Redevelopment Authority Director Mark Nord. For residents who want to use public transportation, UTA’s Decker Lake TRAX station is across the street from the development.
Decker Station Apartments are on the north end of what West Valley City considers its entertainment district consisting of the Maverik Center, the West Valley Performing Arts Center, and several restaurants. City officials hope more people living in the area will bring added vibrancy to the area. “We want to make it more focused on density of housing like apartment complexes and have a lot more entertainment focus. We’re trying to bring in more restaurants,” Nord said.
The project proposal came to the city about a year ago and received the necessary approvals. The development is privately funded by Rockworth Companies, a residential and commercial real estate developer and property management firm based in Holladay. Construction is well underway and moving toward completion late this year or in early 2024.
Decker Station Apartments will have 332 parking stalls with at least 240 of them in a ground-level covered parking garage. “Long gone are the traditional old development patterns (with) a sea of parking surrounding the building. Land has just become too valuable so you have to go vertical and tuck the parking underneath,” Nord added.
The complex is being built at the same time as a 262-unit apartment complex next to Costco and Valley Fair Mall, as reported in the February edition of the West Valley City Journal. Both projects add to West Valley City’s rapid residential construction in recent years that has seen single-family and multi-family housing rising on the dwindling amount of available lots and land zoned for such development in the city.
In other housing notes, Nord said townhomes are being considered for a vacant plot of land on the west side of 5600 West near 2800 South. The site will also include a Marriott-brand hotel. There is no timetable yet for the development.