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The Real Scoop on The Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City

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Do not buy or rent a condo at the Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City until you read this. I’m going to tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about this condominium complex in downtown Salt Lake City. While the Governors Plaza can be a great place to live, there are some things you should know before you take the plunge and buy one.

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Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City
The Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City is located at 560 E South Temple. The building was built in 1983 but still looks and feels new. Classy and impressive, with nice views of the valley and better than average amenities, this is one of the better condo complexes in the downtown area. Condos in this community typically range from about $350,000 - $700,000, although if you keep a close eye on it (here is a link to all of the currently available units), you will see prices below $300k once in a great while. There tend to be 5-10 units per year that come available and they do sell quite well. Price per square foot ranges from $250 - $350 per square foot (a 1400 sq ft condo would run about $350,000)

Summary of the Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City:
Pricing:$350,000 - $700,000
HOA Fee: $355/month
HOA Covers: Indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, and exercise room, large atrium for entertaining, extra storage, 2 underground reserved parking spaces, maintenance of common areas, garbage, sewer, water, cable TV
Size: 1500 - 1600 square feet
Year Built: 1983
Animals Permitted? None

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Let’s go over the good and the bad about the Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City

The Good:
The building is impressive inside and out. You can clearly tell that the quality of construction is very high because it just feels solid inside. The walls and insulation between units must be fairly thick because you can only rarely hear any noise from neighbors.
The amenities at the Governors Plaza are excellent and include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a huge exercise room, and a really cool social atrium.
In addition to the amenities, the HOA also covers maintenance of common areas, 2 parking spots in the garage, water, sewer, garbage, and cable TV.
2 parking spots in the secure, underground garage is a plus. Most of the other communities in the area only offer one.
Workout Room at Governors Plaza

The Bad:
Parking at the Governors Plaza can be difficult if you have people coming to visit you. There is parking available on the street but it can become difficult if you are having a large gathering.
Many of the units need updating. If you are lucky enough to find one that has already been updated then you won’t have to worry about this. Many, if not most of the units have not been updated since they were built in 1983.

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Connor Southworth, SFR, CNEUtahHouseQuest.com
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(801) 792-5326 (direct)

Chester Reeves

A the manager of Governors Plaza (since 2012) I can tell you that the majority of the units have been upgraded at one time or another. The bulk cable TV agreement with Comcast now includes high speed internet. EV Charging I also available to residents. The guest parking is manageable for large gatherings in the common area atrium due to an arrangement with Sinclair Oil.

Nov 13, 2019 02:44 PM