Utah’s top homebuilder to bring 552 new apartments to U. of U. in deal with LDS Church

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Utah’s top homebuilder to bring 552 new apartments to U. of U. in deal with LDS Church

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Over the next century, thousands of future University of Utah students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be housed comfortably on campus and kept well-nurtured as they learn, thanks to a special land deal expected to generate $1 billion in student aid.

Ivory University House is where they’ll live, a 552-unit community with green spaces spread over four buildings on the southwest corner of South Campus Drive and Mario Capecchi Drive, a lively intersection on a car-centric campus as desperate as the rest of Salt Lake City for new housing.

An aging Latter-day Saint chapel has been demolished and scrapped from the site, which was filled Friday with enthusiastic people, building materials and red and white balloons draped over digging equipment ready for a groundbreaking.© Provided by Salt Lake Tribune(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Clark Ivory at the groundbreaking ceremony for Ivory University House at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The project at about 1780 E. South Campus Drive will span 5.6 acres of the roughly 31 acres owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s being billed as a gift that will keep on giving, courtesy of an innovative collaboration among the U., the church and the Clark and Christine Ivory Trust.

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