Murray—Parley’s Partners has opened its newest affordable housing complex “Artesian Springs” at 4197 South Main Street in Murray.
Located on the historic Murray Laundry Tower site, this multi-million transit oriented development is not just an apartment block, but a clean air project, an environmental success story, and a housing solution to low and high income renters. What once was a Brownfield project is now a vibrant, bustling community with safe new homes and access to shopping and recreational opportunities.
The 378 units at Artesian Springs (295 of which are affordable, 83 are market rate) feature open floor plans, 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, private balconies, large walk-in closets and high speed Internet. Every apartment meets or exceeds the sustainable and energy efficient criteria established by Enterprise Green Communities, and each is certified as Energy Star rated.
All units feature 95.5 percent efficient furnace systems resulting in significantly lower utility bills for tenants and a huge reduction in natural gas throughout the development. All apartments feature low-flow plumbing fixtures (faucets & toilets), which reduce the overall water usage by 10-15 gallons per person per day. This results in an overall reduction in water usage for the development by more than 1,600,000 gallons per year. By maximizing the Xeriscape landscaping through the use of drip irrigation, stone and mulch ground cover, and native species/ water conserving shrubs & trees, it is estimated that Artesian Springs will save over 366,000 gallons of irrigation water per year.
Community amenities at the complex include: neighborhood room with kitchen and lounge, fitness center, business facility, basketball court, playground and tot-Lot, dog run, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen with BBQ grills and fire pit. Residents enjoy a covered parking garage with secured controlled access.
Prior to construction, the five-parcel lot was faced with a $1.1M Federal Recovery Lien filed by the EPA due to a former dry cleaning company, which operated on the property for over 47 years. Parley’s Partners conducted an emergency clean up of the site to secure financing and permits.
Two phases of the three-phase project were built by Kier Construction and the third phase was built by RimRock Construction. During phases one and two, over 1,627,440 lbs of construction waste (cardboard, plastic, wood) were diverted from the landfill and sent to local recycling facilities for reprocessing. Overall, the Artesian Springs project was able to recycle over 86 percent of construction waste.