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Planning Commission

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.

Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance and Governing Documents

Planning and Procedures

Meeting Information

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

Member Qualifications

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.

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

Current Members 

MemberServing SinceCouncil DistrictTerm Expires
Carolynn Hoskins201312021
Andres Paredes201522020
Adrienne Bell201832022
Brenda Scheer201732021
Sara Urquhart201642020
Jon Lee201942023
Matt Lyon201452021
Maurine Bachman201562023
Amy Barry201872022

How to Become a Planning Commissioner

Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Planning Commission members with the advice and consent of the City Council.

View application information

Contact Information

Marlene Rankins // Administrative Secretary
(801) 535-6171

Jessi Eagen

(801) 535-6202 or