Stalled Pioneer Park Condo Project Gets $4.5M in City Financing

Set to comprise 17 live/work units, two 580 square-foot units, ten 700 square foot condo units, ten 900 square foot apartments and 12 units with 1,200 square-foot floorplans, Broadway Park Lofts will be used to liven up the residential market of Salt Lake City’s 300 South Corridor. With prices ranging

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

Broadway Park Lofts, a stalled Pioneer Park condominium project, has received a lifeline from the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the agency is providing $4.5 million in completion financing to BPL South Tower L.L.C., the new developer of the 51-unit project. BPL South Tower is required to repay the loan over the next two years. Company principals Micah Peters and James Chellis had acquired the unfinished project for a reported $3.5 million.

Located at 300 South, Broadway Park Lofts lost its original developer, Ken Milo, after the market turned sour in 2009. Earlier this year, the Redevelopment Agency attempted to loan $4.5 million to Milo, but that effort to restart the project fell through.

Broadway Park Lofts will comprise 17 live/work units, two 580-square-foot units, ten 700-square-foot units, ten 900-square-foot units and 12 units with 1,200 square-foot floor plans. Prices will range from just under $100,000 to about $500,000. Peters and Chelis are counting on the property’s location near Pioneer Park to boost sales. Completion is expected by the end of 2013.

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