City Creek Adds to Accolades With IPA Award for Top U.S. Retail Project
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
As one of the nation’s largest new retail projects to come on line in the country during the past several years, City Creek Center has already earned wide recognition. Now the property has added to its laurels, winning the prize for the year’s best retail development in the United States at the International Property Awards in London this month. Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Yamaha, the program has been a mainstay of the awards circuit for the past 18 years.
Developed by Taubman and City Creek Reserve, Inc., an entity controlled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, City Creek beat out thousands of entries to land in the top three worldwide. Candidates from the Americas included projects from Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean as well as the U.S.
The retail component of the development opened last March as the centerpiece of one of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects in the country. Stores include anchors Macy’s and Nordstrom, a new Apple store and more than 100 in-line retailers. The building incorporates a manmade creek, a re-creation of the original stream that gave its name to the area and the center.
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