Last week marked the official groundbreaking for the 40-floor Astra Tower. Archer has teamed up with Jacobsen Construction and HKS Architects as the Mechanical Contractor for the luxury apartment tower.

Astra Tower’s 372 home apartments will include studio floor plans, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options, and two levels of exclusive penthouse units. The residential offerings will make it one of Salt Lake City’s most coveted addresses. Amenities will include an outdoor urban park, a clubhouse with a chef kitchen, a work lounge with conference rooms, a full-service fitness center with a multipurpose studio, an outdoor pool, a terrace, a spa, a wellness center, and a large rooftop terrace.

The Astra Tower project team will seek LEED Gold certification by building to strict environmental standards that minimize carbon footprint and address environmental issues specific to northern Utah, such as air quality. Once built, the tower will also use integrated WELL Building concepts that enhance residents’ health and well-being, introducing fresh ideas on what it means to live well downtown.

“Throughout the design process, our focus has been on the future residents of Astra Tower and providing them with a refreshing experience that can readily reset mindsets for relaxation, productivity, and celebration,” says Deanne Teeter, Senior Interior Designer at HKS.