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Current 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salt Lake City Building Height and Pedestrian Land Use Code Update – Visual Preference Study

Posted on: January 20th, 2022

Hello Salt Lake City Residents! Salt Lake City has initiated a process of updating zoning code sections in the downtown area to address building heights and elements that impact public spaces.  As part of the process, we have put together a survey to collect feedback from Salt Lake City residents and the community. Results from […]

Ballpark Station Area Plan

Posted on: November 17th, 2021

Ballpark Station Area Plan The Ballpark Station Area Plan provides guidance on how the community grows and changes, with a focus on creating a safe and welcoming neighborhood where the Bees thrive, businesses are supported, and residents feel like they are part of something big. This plan was created through a partnership with the neighborhood, […]

Urban Forest Action Plan

Posted on: October 25th, 2021

Haga clic aquí para ver la informacion en Español Salt Lake City is working to expand our Urban Forest. To ensure the Urban Forest’s benefits are distributed equitably across the city, please take our short survey to help us realize this vision. Urban forests are vital contributors to thriving cities. When properly planned, planted, and […]

Mayor Initiated Petition Related to Homeless Shelters and Homeless Resource Centers

Posted on: October 7th, 2021

Mayor Erin Mendenhall has initiated a zoning amendment to prohibit new, permanent homeless shelters and homeless resource centers in the city and the City is invoking the pending rule doctrine to prohibit the processing of any land use applications for either use for 180 days.  For more information, please reference the following documents: Official Pending […]