LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is pleased to announce that City Creek Center located in Salt Lake City, Utah has been chosen as the ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Award winner in the Sustainable Design/Development category for 2014. The winners were announced during the VIVA Best-of-the-Best Awards ceremony, which took place during RECon, ICSC’s global retail real estate convention, May 18-20, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev. The VIVA Best-of-the-Best Awards honor and recognize the most outstanding examples of shopping center design and development, sustainability, marketing, and community service worldwide.
“City Creek is an outstanding example of visionary architectural achievement in sustainability and innovative design,” said Michael P. Kercheval, president and CEO, ICSC. “As the industry continues its positive momentum, we will begin to see further developments in the U.S., and City Creek has set the bar for what that development will look like,” said Kercheval.
In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. This unique fashion and dining destination includes a new two-story retail center and over 500 residential rental units over four levels of underground parking, all within a downtown setting that features spectacular views of Main Street and the surrounding mountains. The center's shopping and leisure space features a 30,000 square foot retractable roof, outdoor dining, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian sky bridge and two 18-foot tall waterfalls. Five years in the making, City Creek Center is truly an authentic urban, mixed-use experience, seamlessly weaving office towers, a hotel, condominiums and commercial property together with over 100 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy's, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach and BRIO Tuscan Grill. This LEED certified center with streetscapes, public areas and green space brings nature into the urban environment and creates a true civic experience. The project has had a tremendously positive impact on the surrounding community, revitalizing a previously under utilized downtown with a world-class shopping and entertainment gem at its core.
Professional recognition was given to: City Creek Reserve, Development Company; The Taubman Center, Owner; Callison, Design Architect; and Hobbs & Black Associates, Inc, Production/ Executive Architect.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 66,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.