Salt Lake City

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(801) 535-6244

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


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.

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.

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

Current Members 

#MembersDistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Carolynn Hoskins D12013 June 2021
2Andres Paredes D22016June 2023
3Adrienne Bell D32018 October 2022
4Brenda Scheer D32017 April 2021
5Sara UrquhartD42016 August 2024
6Jon LeeD42019 August 2023
7Crystal Young-OtterstromD52020 April 2024
8Matt Lyon D52014 June 2021
9Maurine BachmanD62015 August 2023
10Amy BarryD72018 March 2022
11VACANTD6 or D7

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