Just in case you missed the news on Tuesday, City Creek Center received a significant award. Below is the Chamber’s statement:
Chamber congratulates Taubman on City Creek Center honors
SALT LAKE CITY- (Jan. 15, 2013) The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-serving statewide business association, congratulates Taubman Centers and City Creek Reserve, Inc. for City Creek Center being named the “Best Retail Development, USA” in the International Property Awards for 2012. City Creek Center also placed among the top three in the broader “World’s Best Retail Development” category.
“City Creek Center has been a remarkable addition to a downtown on the rise,” said Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie. “This well-deserved award recognizes an amazing urban center and Taubman’s commitment to retail excellence. We also acknowledge the vision and unwavering commitment to downtown of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
City Creek has provided a significant boost to Utah’s economy, currently the fifth strongest in the nation with the sixth lowest unemployment rate. Built during the Great Recession and opened March 22, 2012, City Creek is Utah’s largest privately-funded, mixed-use development. This project provided over 1,700 construction jobs and 2,000 retail jobs. In addition, the 536 residential units and 5,000 parking spaces benefit dozens of downtown businesses as visitors drawn to downtown by City Creek Center eat and shop throughout the central business district.
Downtown Salt Lake City is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. A vibrant metropolitan center is an important economic engine for the entire region. Downtown Salt Lake City is the historic hub for employment, transportation, finance, legal work and the creative class. It also stands as the seat of local and state government and the headquarters of a world religion. City Creek is an important part of a state that has earned a reputation as a great place to live, work, eat and play.