New Community


South Jordan, Utah

Smart growth for 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 over the life of the project because a reduction in impact fees plus the project dramatically reduced the conventional conveyance infrastructure by using open, vegetated drainage channel that help clean and store water. The extensive green infrastructure systems which has enabled every home to be within a 5-minute walk of a trail which has resulted in over 70% of children being able to safely walk to school compared to less than 20% in other 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.


  • (Daybreak Parks & Open Space) 2008 ASLA Utah, Honor Award for Design
  • Landscape Architecture Foundation, Performance Case Study


Calthorpe Associates, Nolte Associates/NV5, Stantec, Jacobsen Irrigation, Craig Johnson, Progressive Plants