City of Cottonwood Heights
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
The City of Cottonwood Heights was incorporated in 2005 and is located between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons on the Salt Lake Valley East Bench. Variable mountain weather conditions, high recreation traffic associated with the canyons, a new and fast-growing city, and limited available land for a maintenance facility create unique project requirements and restrictions.
The Galloway team was selected to provide architectural design, civil engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and MEP engineering services for the City of Cottonwood Heights public works facility.
The facility will include space for administration, training, public meetings, lockers, climatized covered vehicle and equipment storage, vehicle maintenance facilities, covered bulk materials storage, and public and staff parking.
Galloway assisted in selecting Sirq Construction as the CM/GC to create an exceptional facility within the City’s available budget. The interior complements existing Cottonwood Heights buildings, such as the city hall. Inspired by the nature around the building, the interior has a natural earth-tone color palette that cohesively blends with the exterior colors of the building.
Furniture was selected from a state contract to ensure the best quality and lowest price. The furniture highlights the selected finishes, and durable materials were chosen to last the wear and tear of public works facilities.
The landscaping was carefully designed to thrive year-round in the semi-arid climate with low-water use plants of various textures and colors and a mixture of evergreen and deciduous species. The blending of fall and spring colors will also include trees and shrubs strategically arranged at the entrance of the building to enhance user experience and screen undesirable views from the roadway.
Considering water conservation, the irrigation system utilizes water-efficient rotary spray heads and drip irrigation equipment. The system is controlled by a Water Sense ® controller, which receives real-time weather data and automatically adjusts water usage to maximize water efficiency.