In response to COVID-19 and recent Earthquakes; During this time, the Planning Division will be hosting public meetings electronically pursuant to Salt Lake City Emergency Proclamation No. 2 of 2020 (2)(b).
The Salt Lake City Planning Commission adopts and acts on any changes to the City’s master plans, small area plans, special studies, zoning ordinances, and zoning district maps. The Commission also approves planned unit developments, conditional uses and certain subdivisions.
The Planning Commission has one (1) open seat with a need for either District 6 or 7 representation. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out and submit an application online. To find out which district you reside in go here.
Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.
Alternative formats of this application are available upon request. Please call 801-535-6244.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month; beginning at 5:30 p.m.
City and County Building
Room 326 // 451 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
The commission shall consist of nine to eleven members balancing geographic, professional, neighborhood and community interests. The director of the planning division shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.
Residency Requirement: Must be a resident of Salt Lake City.
Powers and Duties
- Prepare and recommend a comprehensive general plan to the City Council
- Considers and makes recommendations to City regarding zoning and zoning ordinance changes
- Hear and decide appeals from administrative hearing decisions of the planning director
- Approves planned unit developments and subdivisions
- Considers and makes rulings on conditional uses
- Make rulings regarding the existence, expansion or modification of nonconforming use and noncomplying structures
|#||Members||District||Serving Since||Term Expires|
|1||Carolynn Hoskins||D1||2013||June 2021|
|2||Andres Paredes||D2||2016||June 2023|
|3||Adrienne Bell||D3||2018||October 2022|
|4||Brenda Scheer||D3||2017||April 2021|
|5||Sara Urquhart||D4||2016||August 2024|
|6||Jon Lee||D4||2019||August 2023|
|7||Crystal Young-Otterstrom||D5||2020||April 2024|
|8||Matt Lyon||D5||2014||June 2021|
|9||Maurine Bachman||D6||2015||August 2023|
|10||Amy Barry||D7||2018||March 2022|
|11||VACANT||D6 or D7|
How to Become a Planning Commissioner
Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Planning Commission members with the advice and consent of the City Council.
Marlene Rankins // Administrative Secretary