Photography by Scot Facer Proctor
Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor
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Anyone who has visited the heart of Salt Lake in the last several years knows that it has been a construction zone, while the new City Creek Center, directly south of Temple Square has been rising, according to a master plan developed by an LDS Church-owned company with a shopping center developer.
Now, the press has had a sneak peek into the center which is scheduled to open March 22, 2012 , and promises to keep the downtown area around Temple Square a beautiful and inviting place, revitalizing the downtown where the Church is headquartered.
It is important for the Church that the downtown area around the temple remains a gracious place where people love to gather, and because of this concern, according to Ron Loch, vice-president of planning and design, for Taubman, the developers of the shopping center, this center is one-of-a-kind in the country for transforming the main street, at a city’s center into a unique and masterfully-designed development with a vision and unique sense of place.
Taking in the two blocks that used to house the ZCMI Center and Crossroads Mall, the 23-acre project features surprises and delight around every corner in an environment that will invite people to come and linger, giving a sense of community to the downtown.
So come on a photographic tour for yourselves. Welcome to the City Creek Center.