Salt Lake City

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Child Daycare Text Amendment

Citywide

CHILD DAYCARE TEXT AMENDMENT

The City’s Planning Division seeks to analyze barriers in the current Zoning Ordinance to further support the development of home daycare and child daycare centers near the places we live, with the intent of implementing the following goals adopted in the Growing SLCPlan.

Goal 1 focuses on the need to increase the diversity of housing types and opportunities in the city by seeking policy reforms that can enhance the flexibility of the land-use code and create an efficient and predictable development process for community growth.

Goal 3 seeks to build a more equitable city by creating neighborhoods that accommodate every stage of life.

One example of a barrier to opening a child daycare center within a residential neighborhood is finding a location that is addressed on and oriented to an arterial street. Currently, there is a total of 151 parcels that meet the minimum site requirements for a child daycare center. If the location requirement (i.e., oriented to an arterial street) was eliminated, this could potentially allow for 704 additional parcels to meet the minimum site requirements for a child daycare center subject to a conditional use.

  • Where should child daycare centers be allowed or prohibited?
  • What are potential land use impacts related to child daycare centers in residential neighborhoods?
  • How should the zoning ordinance regulate child daycare and mitigate potential land use impacts in residential neighborhoods?

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Purpose

  • Align with the goals of “Growing SLC” Plan, Plan Salt Lake and the various neighborhood master plans.
  • Ensure child daycare uses are designed and operated in manner that is sensitive to neighborhood issues.
  • Amend the zoning ordinance to remove zoning barriers to the development of home daycare and child daycare centers in applicable zoning districts.
  • Consolidate standards that are required or mandated in other provisions found in the Zoning Ordinance.

Did you know…

Salt Lake City Atlas, 2019 highlighted the decrease in the share of population aged 5 or younger as a significant change. The population of children under 5 years of age was 13,279 between 2013-2017. 

Salt Lake City’s 67 licensed child care providers* have the capacity to provide care for approximately one-third (1/3) of the population of children under the age of 5.

*The number of licensed child care providers includes licensed centers, licensed family and residential certificate as of August 2019.


Upcoming Events

Open House will be held on the following dates:

  • October 17, 2019 // 5-7 PM
    Salt Lake City Library // Conference Room A
    210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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  • November 21, 2019 // 5-7 PM
    Salt Lake City Library // Conference Room (TBD)
    210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Information on upcoming events will be posted here when available.


Anticipated Project Timeline

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or would like to get involved on this planning effort, please contact:

Linda Mitchell
801-535-7751
linda.mitchell@slcgov.com

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