Daybreak

Rio Tinto Kennecott has a strong commitment to sustainable development, and Daybreak showcases this commitment. A portion of the Daybreak property had once been impacted by historic mining activities, which led to a period of unprecedented remediation, restoration and reclamation through the mid-2000s.

Daybreak is now a sustainably developed community that balances the social, environmental and economic needs of residents and local businesses. It’s a place where important elements of life have been combined to allow residents to live, work, play and learn in a walkable, vibrant community that provides transportation options and integrates intelligent community design choices.

Daybreak is the largest master-planned community in Utah, with 20,000 residential units planned at full build-out.

Points of interest:

  • Kennecott has planted 10,500 trees within the community, with a goal of planting 100,000 trees at full build-out. 
  • 20 miles of paved trails lead to schools, amenities, shops and more. 
  • 59 species of birds use Daybreak’s Oquirrh Lake. 
  • Kennecott donated $13 million to help speed construction of the Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX red line, which connects Daybreak to the University of Utah. 

Learn more about Daybreak

Daybreak's environmental history (PDF)