Rio Tinto

A New Vision for Kennecott Copper Mine

The Kennecott Copper Mine in Salt Lake County, Utah, sits within a 150-square-mile property owned by Rio Tinto. The client asked CallisonRTKL to identify areas of the property best suited for development and to build a timeline illustrating when properties would be available for sale. After narrowing down opportunities based on environmental and operational constraints, the team recommended raising berms within existing park space, placing oyster beds and marsh planting in shallows to limit wave run-up, and providing financial incentives for residents who implement storm water management tactics on their lots, enabling a total of 12,000 acres to be developed in the near term.

Location Salt Lake City, Utah Services , Markets