This downtown development comprises 20 acres of mixed-use open-air shopping, office, and residential buildings. Characterized by fountains and streams, the mall is designed to cater to pedestrian traffic, with substantial space devoted to rooftop gardens, pocket parks, tree-lined walkways, and landscape connections.

This project features multiple green rooftop gardens, requiring quality craftsmanship of the irrigation system to ensure no leaks or damage to the property. This project used over 10,000 cubic yards of topsoil, structural soil, and lightweight soil. City Creek Center is one of the first projects in Utah to use CU soil—a structural soil designed to promote tree and plant root growth under concrete while maintaining structural integrity. We installed more than 500 trees and 28,000 plants. The project required us to move and install all material onsite with minimal impact to the downtown public. We achieved this by using multiple tower cranes to hoist trees, shrubs, and soil in place throughout the night during winter months.

Intermountain Plantings continues to maintain City Creek’s landscape on a year-round basis. Maintenance includes a weekly walkthrough with ownership representatives, dealing with challenging microclimates, maintaining nearly a mile of streams and rivers, setting up for event and holiday installations, and completing all maintenance during off hours (10 pm – 10 am).

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Property Owner: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taubman Centers
General Contractor: Okland Construction, Jacobsen Construction
Year Completed: 2012
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