Sep 21, 2012
"Westminster on the Draw" is a unique residential, academic & retail mixed-use development
SALT LAKE CITY -
Westminster College announces the grand opening "Westminster on the Draw," a new facility that combines classroom space, student housing and retail space under one roof. It is a key element in the continued revitalization of Salt Lake's beloved Sugar House neighborhood.
Westminster on the Draw is just a five-minute walk from campus on 1300 East and 2100 South, directly across from Sugar House Park. Because the campus has not been able to physically grow beyond its borders, Westminster is leasing space in the new building, which is privately owned by Woodbury Corporation. The building has seven floors, 42 student housing units with 168 beds, nearly 15,000 square feet of academic space and retail space on the street level for shops and restaurants. Construction began in April 2011, and students were able to move in August 2012.
Westminster on the Draw sits above Salt Lake City's project called 'The Draw," a planned passageway under 1300 East that will connect the expansive Parley's trail system with Sugar House Park and the Sugar House shopping district. Westminster on the Draw is an urban campus environment where classrooms and a residence hall are surrounded by shops, restaurants, trails, a future streetcar system and a vibrant community.
"Westminster students are deeply committed to the success of our surrounding community," said Annalisa Holcombe, Westminster's director of community relations. "They connect in a variety ways that include internships, volunteer projects and a 'buy local' partnership with businesses. Westminster contributes $135 million a year to the local economy and Westminster on the Draw reflects our continued commitment to the Sugar House neighborhood."