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Important Updates

Special Exceptions Process and City Council Action
The City Council adopted an ordinance eliminating special exceptions from the zoning code. That ordinance became effective on December 2, 2021. No new applications for a special exception will be accepted.

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

Starbucks Community Store

Posted on: June 27th, 2022

Petition Number: PLNPCM2022-00551 – Conditional Use – Restaurant with drive-thru PLNPCM2022-00552 – Planned Development PLNPCM2022-00553 – Design Review Zoning District: TSA-MUEC-T Overlay District: Airport Flight Path Overlay Council District: District 2 – Represented by Alejandro Puy A request by Adam Ford of The Richardson Design Partnership, on behalf of the property owner, for approval of […]

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Lotus Alchemy – Planned Development & Design Review at 28 W 700 S

Posted on: June 10th, 2022

Petition Number: PLNPCM2022-00489 and PLNPCM2022-00442 Zoning District: Downtown Support District (D-2) Council District: District 4, represented by Ana Valdemoros Salt Lake City has received a request from Grant Wise, representing Lotus Greenline LLC, requesting Planned Development and Design Review approval to develop a proposed 214-unit mixed-use project at approximately 28 West 700 South. The site […]

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Rocky Mountain Power – North Temple Headquarters Rezoning (Zoning Map Amendment)

Posted on: June 2nd, 2022

Petition Numbers: PLNPCM2022-00450 Zoning District: M-1 – Light Manufacturing Proposed Zoning District: TSA-UC-C – Transit Station Area – Urban Center – Core Zoning Council District: District 2, Represented by Alejandro Puy Melissa Jensen of the Giv Group representing property owner Utah Power and Light (part of Rocky Mountain Power) is requesting a zoning map amendment […]

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939 E. 1700 S. Accessory Dwelling Unit

Posted on: May 25th, 2022

Petition Number: PLNPCM2022-00394 Zoning District: R-1-5000 (Residential) Council District: District 5 – Represented by Darin Mano Morgan Zack, representing the property owners, is requesting Conditional Use approval to build a detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU), approximately 640 square feet in size and 12’1” tall, that will be located in the northeast corner of the rear […]

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Other Projects

Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Changes

Posted on: May 13th, 2022

Salt Lake City is proposing to update its Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance. In general, the updates are being considered as a way to increase the number of ADUs being built in the City. The changes are intended to make ADUs easier to build, as well as increase the number of locations and types of […]

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Downtown Building Height & Street Activation Updates

Posted on: May 9th, 2022

Salt Lake City’s Planning Division is proposing updates to portions of the Land Use Code related to building heights, review processes, and pedestrian spaces within downtown. The code revisions aim to accommodate growth and respond to new development pressures while developing standards for public spaces. Changes seek to have a positive impact on human-scale orientation, […]

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Pioneer Park Cultural Landscape Report

Posted on: March 7th, 2022

The Public Lands Department funded a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for Pioneer Park, the first document of this type for the City. Pioneer Park is significant to both Salt Lake City’s founding and the diverse community members who have enjoyed the park since its creation. Pioneer Park is listed on the Local and National Registers of […]

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Monthly Report // January 2022

Posted on: February 14th, 2022

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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ADUs Annual Report 2021

Posted on: February 8th, 2022

The Salt Lake City Council adopted an updated Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance in October 2018. That ordinance requires the Planning Division to produce an annual ADU report. The report is required to include the following information: The number of applications received; The address of each application for an ADU; A map showing the locations of […]

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Affordable Housing Incentives

Posted on: January 26th, 2022

Learn about the project The City’s Planning Division is considering zoning amendments to encourage the construction of additional affordable housing. The amendments would provide incentives to developers who include affordable homes in their projects. The incentives would encourage the production of affordable homes rather than require it. This could be done through zoning code modifications […]

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Master Plans