South Jordan, Utah
Daybreak is a new community, sited on 4,100-acres of surplus mining land. The project includes over 20,000 residential units, approximately 9.1 million sf of commercial space and an extensive parks and open space system that integrates stormwater management, water conservation, habitat creation and local food production.
The community engineers estimate that over $70M in storm water infrastructure savings have been realized over the life of the project, due to a reduction in impact fees. The project also dramatically reduced the conventional conveyance infrastructure by using open, vegetated drainage channels that help clean and store water. The extensive green infrastructure system, which has enabled every home to be within a five-minute walk of a trail, has resulted in over 70% of children being able to safely walk to school, compared to less than 20% in nearby communities. Daybreak has become a model for performance-based design, which is exemplified in many accolades, including the Best Community of the Year Award.
Services Provided: Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Development, Urban Design
- (Daybreak Parks & Open Space) 2008 ASLA Utah, Honor Award for Design
- Landscape Architecture Foundation, Performance Case Study
Kennecott Land Company
Calthorpe Associates, Nolte Associates/NV5, Stantec, Jacobsen Irrigation, Craig Johnson, Progressive Plants