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COVID-19

RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
The Salt Lake City Planning Division is continuing to operate in order to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19. All Planning staff are working remotely and not available for in person meetings. All work and activities performed by the Planning Division will continue to be performed but there will not be public access to the Planning Division office, which will remain closed until further notice. Email is the preferred method of contact during this time, view staff directory.

All of our applications are available to submit online, and the following meetings will be held electronically: meetings with the applicant, pre-submittal meetings, and public meetings. To schedule a meeting or for other inquiries, please visit our contact page.

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Important Updates

Special Exceptions Process and City Council Action
The City Council is considering a proposal from the Planning Division to eliminate the Special Exception process from the zoning code. The Council has scheduled a public hearing for August 17, 2021 and a tentative decision date of August 24, 2021.  Information will be posted prior to the public hearing date and tentative decision date: https://slc.primegov.com/public/portal.

Information from the City Council work session briefing, including link to documents and information about the proposal, can be found in the City Council Portal.

If adopted, special exception applications will no longer be accepted. The authorized special exceptions will be allowed through a different process, be changed to permitted with some qualifying provisions, or the exception will no longer be allowed.

Pending Ordinance Notice – Significant Water Consuming Land Uses
The City has imposed a temporary land use regulation prohibiting new land uses, and expansions of land uses, that use more than 300,000 gallons of water per day. The regulation also prohibits bottling plants, but still allows for small scale alcoholic beverage production. The regulation is in effect until January 4, 2022. Please see the full regulation on the ordinance webpage.

Accessory Dwelling Units Update
The Utah Legislature passed a state wide law that made Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that are internal or attached to a single family dwelling permitted uses. This law goes into effect on October 1, 2021. The current processing time for a conditional use is in excess of 90 days. Therefore, if you are interested in establishing an internal ADU on your property, you will only be required to obtain the proper building permit provided the ADU will not be occupied as a rental unit prior to October 1, 2021.  Any previously approved conditional use for an internal ADU will be considered a permitted use on October 1, 2021

Online Open Houses

465 S. Main Street Apartment Tower – Design Review

Posted on: September 27th, 2021

Petition Number: PLNPCM2021-00586 Existing Zoning: D-1 Central Business District Council District: District 4, Represented by Ana Valdemoros Larry Curtis, FFKR Architects, representing the property owner, PEG 465 Main LLC, is requesting additional building height for the mid-block portion of a proposed new building (apartments and ground floor commercial) to be located at 465 S. Main […]

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Chicago Street Townhomes

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

Petition Number: PLNPCM2021-00824 (Design Review) PLNPCM2021-00825 (Planned Development) PLNSUB2021-00826 (Preliminary Subdivision) Existing Zoning: TSA-UN-T Council District: District 2, Represented by Dennis Faris Jarod Hall, representing the property owners, is requesting approval for a new townhome development at 928 & 938 W South Temple and 18, 28, 30, and 36 N Chicago Street. The development includes […]

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Arment Accessory Dwelling Unit (Conditional Use)

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

Petition Number: PLNPCM2021-00899 Existing Zoning: R-1/5,000 Single Family Residential District Council District: District 5, Represented by Darin Mano The property owner, Jean Arment is requesting conditional use approval for a 15-foot tall, 420-square-foot detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that will be located in the northeast corner of the property at 1167 Sherman Avenue.  The subject property […]

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Sheffield Accessory Dwelling Unit (Conditional Use)

Posted on: September 4th, 2021

Petition Number: PLNPCM2021-00805 Existing Zoning: R-1/5,000 Single Family Residential District Council District: 6, Represented by Dan Dugan Andrea Palmer of Modal Living, representing the property owner, has requested conditional use approval for a 12-foot tall, 553-square-foot accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that will be situated in the rear yard of the property located at 1364 South Emigration […]

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Our Projects

August Monthly Report

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021

The monthly reports communicate the Planning Division’s workload and provide analysis of the trends to better understand staff capacity. The Planning Division is experiencing an increase in applicant and City-initiated applications. Each report includes the following information: Total applications submitted, application trends, feature projects, new projects in the works, and monthly highlights. View the Latest Monthly […]

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July Monthly Report

Posted on: August 16th, 2021

The monthly reports communicate the Planning Division’s workload and provide analysis of the trends to better understand staff capacity. The Planning Division is experiencing an increase in applicant and City-initiated applications. Each report includes the following information: Total applications submitted, application trends, feature projects, new projects in the works, and monthly highlights. View the Latest Monthly […]

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Urban Forest Action Plan

Posted on: August 11th, 2021

The Urban Forest Action Plan will provide goals, objectives, and actions to realize the vision for the urban forest established in Plan Salt Lake, adopted in 2015. Under the guiding principle of “Beautiful City,” the plan asserts: Salt Lake City residents and visitors recognize our green network, including our urban forest, parks, and street trees, […]

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June Monthly Report

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

The monthly reports communicate the Planning Division’s workload and provide analysis of the trends to better understand staff capacity. The Planning Division is experiencing an increase in applicant and City-initiated applications. Each report includes the following information: Total applications submitted, application trends, feature projects, new projects in the works, and monthly highlights. View the Latest Monthly […]

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