The New City Creek Center Dazzles | Meridian Magazine

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August 19, 2022


By Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor

The City Creek Center, at the heart of Salt Lake City directly across from Temple Square and the Church Administration Building, is simply gorgeous. When it opened yesterday, March 22, thousands of visitors from near and far came to see the 700,000 square foot shopping center, the core of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment project in the nation.   Though City Creek Center is owned by Michigan-based Taubman associates, it is part of the 23-acre master plan developed by City Creek Reserve, Inc., a business arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Office buildings and condos are part of the mix, and already the housing is almost at 100% occupancy.   According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, City Creek Center is the first enclosed regional shopping center to open in the United States in six years.   The City Creek Center takes in the blocks that used to hold the ZCMI Center and Crossroads Mall, which were demolished to build this vibrant new center which promises to revitalize and reinvent Salt Lake’s downtown.   “People will be coming here again,” said one woman shopper, exultant to see the vibrant downtown.   Indeed they will because every effort has been made to make the center architecturally vibrant and play upon the culture and nature of Utah to capitalize on the best of the state.


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