KIER Construction, Housing Plus, KCB Architecture, Midvale City officials, and a host of others recently gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening of the brand new Canyon Crossing at Riverwalk. This 180 unit community was built exclusively for low-income Utahns. It also turned a vacant Superfund site into a lively neighborhood. “This is the model of what America needs,” stated Midvale Mayor, JoAnn Seghini. “It is a community where people will learn, change their lives, and become contributing citizens to our democracy.”

Canyon Crossing is one of the only apartment projects that has exceptionally large unit sizes including 4-bedroom apartments with full master bedroom suites, and two additional full sized bathrooms. Families can also choose from 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, or 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom units. Nine apartments are designated for physically disabled adults.

Each spacious unit features high-end finishes and energy efficient appliances, including full size washers and dryers. Triple insulated walls blown in with 1” closed cell foam and a geothermal mechanical and hot water system make this project exceed Enterprise Green Communities certification.

Once a wasteland due to smelters that dominated the Midvale skyline, the site now hosts ten contemporary brick-and-glass buildings, a community clubhouse, a one acre park with picnic pavilion, a sports court, tot lots, community garden, BBQ areas and a dog run. It is also conveniently located within walking distance to the TRAX station, stores, restaurants and all the amenities offered by the Jordan River multi-purpose trail system.

With Canyon Crossing at Riverwalk, the bar has definitely been raised for future affordable housing developments.