Seven-story apartment complex could go up on former Road Home shelter site

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Developers have unveiled their plans to build a seven-story apartment complex on the land where The Road Home’s downtown emergency shelter once stood — a project long predicted by advocates who say business interests have been trying to push homeless services out of the neighborhood.

The new Salt Lake City community envisioned by the development team would be called the RIO, with a concept that calls for 210 apartments and about 4,000 square feet of commercial or retail space. It’s a project that aims to provide affordable housing “to the broadest spectrum of renters” possible, development partners dbURBAN Communities and Hamilton Partners said in a news release.

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