Eliason meat corner to become a multi-family housing development

Wasatch Properties is going to take the 24 acres of the former Eliason Meat Packing property and build some multi-family homes and apartments to ease the housing crunch in Cache Valley.

LOGAN – Construction should be ramping up in the coming weeks as the property located at the northwest corner of 200 North and 600 West in Logan is going to get a new look. The 24 acres of the Eliason Meat Packing property was purchased by Wasatch Property Management for building apartments, townhomes and other multi-family properties.

Bracken Atkinson a vice president at Wasatch Property Management said he is excited about cleaning up the former Eliason Meat Packing property and putting housing units on it.

Bracken Atkinson, a vice president at Wasatch Property Management, said they have been working the property for about three years. They just got the go-head from Logan City. The design process has taken about 18 months.

“It’ a good piece of property with a lot of options,” he said ”We are trying to clean up the property, build affordable homes in that area and enhance the wetland area with trails at the same time.”

He said they have tried to build relationships with the neighbors around the new development and felt like their housing project has been accepted by most of the people around it.

“We will build it in four phases,” he explained. “The first phase will be 164 apartments for workforce families.”

The apartments will focus on families with an income of $30,000 to $60,000 a year. He said there is a huge need for this type of housing in Cache Valley. The apartments will be typical blue-collar family living spaces with an increase percentage of three bedroom apartments.

Phase II will be 47 townhome units for sale and Phase III will be 60 affordable senior housing units for people living on Social Security.

This is a roadside view from a rendering of the new Wasatch Property Management development on 200 North and 600 West in Logan.

“A lot of retired people sell their homes and are looking for something they can afford to live on with their Social Security,” Atkinson said. “We have built similar projects in Salt Lake and it has been fantastic.”

He said people can keep their car and have a good lifestyle. The building complex will have full onsite management.

Phase IV is a 200 market-driven apartment complex including residential commercial spots for hair stylists, daycare and possibly medical offices.

All of these projects meet an affordable housing crisis we have in Logan,” Atkinson said. “I feel like the biggest thing we are tackling is housing, focusing on families.”

The kind of people they are targeting for the apartments are the workforce blue-collar group that need a place to live and raise a family.

The entire project will have buildings fully managed with walking trails and swimming pools.

“I’m excited about this project,” Atkinson said. “I think this project is being built around strong neighborhoods with great citizens.”

Residents will be able to use the walkways throughout the project.

For years, the corner of 200 North and 600 West has looked the same. But in the coming weeks, construction will begin on some multi-family housing units there.

“We have a 28 year history of a proven process that works,” Atkinson said. “We build a quality product and have a proven management system.”

Locally, Wasatch Property Management built and manages The Foothills, The Four Seasons and The Riverwoods. The company also has a number of projects in other Utah cities and states.

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  • L Allen May 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm Reply

    It appears the address is incorrect, should it be 200 North & 600 West?

  • Deedee May 16, 2020 at 9:06 pm Reply

    The beginning of the article says it’s 600 East. The picture is of 600 West. If not familiar with the area one wouldn’t know where it is. That’s a lot of apartments going in. Wonder when Cache valley simply can’t hold any more people, it’s already taxed with resources.

  • BruceJ May 16, 2020 at 9:23 pm Reply

    The top photo identifies the property located at 200 N 600 E. The bottom two photos refer to the location as 200 N. 600 W. I believe the 600 W. location is accurate.

  • BruceJ May 16, 2020 at 9:26 pm Reply

    The text of the article says the property in question is at 200N and 600 E. The photos refer to a location of 200 N and 600 W. I believe the 600 West locacation is accurate.

  • Dave Rhondstad May 16, 2020 at 10:28 pm Reply

    Enough with the DeLoy Hansen projects. No other property developers out there?

  • Sharie May 16, 2020 at 10:40 pm Reply

    How is the Asbestos in the Packing Plant going to be handled?
    This Corner is already extremely busy, how is the increased traffic going to be handled?
    I am a concerned neighbor?

  • Alan May 17, 2020 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Houses and apartments being built all over hell and little to no change in infrastructure. More congested traffic. I don’t know ??‍♀️

  • Ric May 18, 2020 at 2:08 pm Reply

    I think Logan city council is really trying to ruin this place. All I have heard for the last 4 years is apartment developments. They are doing everything they can to saturate the city and overburden the already maxed-out infrastructure. Apartments by Logan High, apartments in place of Garff Gardens, and now this metropolis on a corner that is already overly congested with traffic. It seems all they care about is getting more tax money into the system. They can’t keep all of their pet-projects going without more money even though the roads are starting to fall apart almost everywhere. When is this city council going to start realizing their mistake and make this town liveable again? Can everyone please join me in voting out the old cronies on this council and get some people in there that actually care about something more than tax revenue?

  • Deedee May 19, 2020 at 10:10 am Reply

    Totally agree. It’s a traffic jam from Smithfield to Logan. The infrastructure is not made for the amount of traffic. They build huge apartment complexes all over Smithfield. Drove out dairies to put in droves of people. Traffic even on the narrow streets west of town is horrendous. Vote out the old, I totally agree. Hope people who truly care will be voted in or cache valley will keep going down hill.

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