City Creek Center
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Bold Landscape Anchors 23 Acres of Mixed-Use Development

Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Scope Urban Design, Landscape Architecture

Size 25 acres/10 hectares


Residential occupancy full; office occupancy 94%

Block lengths downscaled for pedestrian comfort from 600' to 300'

Reuse of over half of demolition materials

36% increase in retail sales

600 native trees; indigenous trout thrive in recreated historic creek

SWA provided landscape architecture and urban design services for the nationally acclaimed City Creek Center redevelopment project in downtown Salt Lake City. The project is the largest mixed-use urban project to be built in the US in recent years. SWA’s design takes its inspiration from City Creek which once traversed the site. The iconic stream-like waterway provides a pedestrian-oriented green space throughout the property— the largest flowing watercourse built on-structure in the US. Other elements of the landscape design support the overall concept of urban living, with pocket parks, roof gardens, and landscape connections throughout the project. The project has received LEED Silver certification.

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