Park City Arts & Culture District

The MHTN Planning Team is providing placemaking and urban design services for a new Arts and Culture District in Park City, Utah. This public/private partnership transforms a five-acre site into a vibrant arts district and expands the cultural offerings available in Park City. The entire site will be designed as a mobility hub supporting multiple modes of transportation and allowing flexible access to all amenities, limiting car trips and reducing traffic to support the city’s environmental resiliency goals. New facilities will include studios and maker spaces for   media/visual arts, music, creative/community arts, educational facilities for local and visiting artists, affordable housing units, entrepreneur spaces, an acoustic performance hall and a multi-tenant food hall with demonstration kitchen and banquet facility featuring local and regional culinary options. A generous central plaza will link all these spaces and will be used for city and private festival programs, including outdoor film screenings, pop-up retail and artistic performance. Once complete, the district will act as an anchor to spur new development in this area of the city. Learn more about the Art & Culture District project here:

In association with Lake|Flato Architects

SERVICES:  Architect of Record, Master Planning, Placemaking, Landscape Architecture

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Design Challenge
Transforms a 40 year-old suburban-style commercial building cluster into a high-density urban core with multiple, year-round cultural offerings. The District links pedestrian, bike, and public transportation paths adding to the city’s expansive grid of trails. Supports Park City’s national leadership to limit climate change by eliminating burning of fossil fuels and limiting the production of greenhouse gasses.

Park City, UT | 5.25 acres | 2018 – Completion 2023

Earth Centered
Responding to Park City’s national leadership in environmental and sustainability goals, MHTN + Lake|Flato utilized ‘Integrated Design Workshops’ with multiple partners to set clear goals early on to guide all future development of the facilities. The following goals were identified as priorities: 1) Create a regenerative energy district , 2) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 3) Enhance building energy conservation, 4) Maximum water use efficiency, and 5) Support local flora and fauna.