The City Council adopted the proposed ordinance on July 11, 2023
Downtown Building Height & Street Activation Updates
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, pedestrian accessibility, and community character.
Salt Lake City Planning was awarded a Transportation Land Use Connection Grant, from the Wasatch Regional Council in 2021 to update sections of the Salt Lake City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to building heights and pedestrian engagement in the downtown master plan area. The consultant, Design Workshop, is proposing updates to portions of the Zoning Ordinance as it pertains to building heights, review processes, and pedestrian spaces downtown. These code amendments aim to accommodate growth and respond to new development pressures while developing standards for public spaces that improve the livability of the downtown area. Changes seek to promote future downtown growth that is safe, aligns land use with transportation to reduce vehicle trips, and encourages downtown living.