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Current Projects

RMF-30: Low-Density Multi-Family Residential

Posted on: April 10th, 2019

What is the project? Salt Lake City’s Planning Division is considering amendments to update the City’s four Multi-Family Residential (RMF) zoning districts, starting with the RMF-30: Low-Density Multi-Family Residential district, with the intent of implementing the recently adopted Growing SLC: A Five Year Housing Plan (2018-2022). This plan outlines solutions for reaching a point where all residents of Salt Lake […]

Off-Street Parking Regulation Updates

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019

Off Street Parking Regulation Updates What is the project? The Salt Lake City Planning Division is currently working on updates to the zoning regulations for off-street parking. These potential changes to the zoning ordinance will update the City’s off-street parking requirements for parking and loading spaces on private property Citywide. The City’s Transportation Division also regulates […]

ADU Handbook is now available!

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

The Salt Lake City Planning Division has designed a handbook for property owners who are interested in building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on a lot that has an existing single-family home. This guide provides you with general information including: eligibility, ADU configurations, application process, commonly used terms, frequently asked questions, and resources. Download your […]

Inland Port Zoning Modifications

Posted on: September 20th, 2018

Source: South Carolina Ports Authority Inland Port Zoning Modifications The Salt Lake City Planning Division is working on modification to the zoning ordinance in response to State Bill HB2001. The Utah State Legislature passed bill HB2001 – Utah Inland Port Authority Amendments in a special session and the bill was signed by the Governor on […]

Accessory Structures and Detached Garages in Side Yards

Posted on: September 20th, 2018

An accessory structure is a subordinate –often smaller—building located on the same property with the main building and occupied by or devoted to an accessory use. Typically, an accessory structure is a garage that is separate from the primary home. Where this type of structure is located on the property is determined by Salt Lake […]

Past Forward: Historic Preservation in SLC [INVITATION]

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Salt Lake City’s local historic districts preserve the architecture and character of neighborhoods as well as the city’s history.  Historic districts help us understand the identity and image of our city –and relate to our collective past, present, and future. A person’s ability to identify with a place is directly related to their sense of […]

What is walkability? [INVITATION]

Posted on: August 22nd, 2018

Walkability is understood as a walking experience that is functional, safe, comfortable, and interesting. Generally, all of these components must come together for a place to be walkable. Quite literally, functional means that the physical infrastructure is in place for people to navigate, typically sidewalks and crosswalks. Safe means that the sidewalks and crosswalks are […]

Compatibility: What helps new development “fit” the neighborhood? [INVITATION]

Posted on: July 25th, 2018

The Marmalade and West Capitol Hill neighborhoods provide a real-world example of what is often called “compatible infill development.” Compatible infill is defined as the relationship between the height, spacing and location of new development and the surrounding neighborhood. Salt Lake City Planning uses several different methods to guide how a new development “fits.” For […]

What’s all the buzz about form based code? [INVITATION]

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018

A form based code is a type of zoning where instead of regulating the use and then separating them –housing over here, retail over there–, we regulate what the building looks like: the form. While regular zoning has rules for building height, size, windows, as so forth, form based code goes to the next level […]

Improving Results for Planned Developments: what applicants need to know about the new standards

Posted on: June 4th, 2018

The Salt Lake City Council recently adopted changes to the Planned Development regulations. These changes apply to all new Planned Development applications. If you are considering applying for Planned Development approval for your next project, here is what you need to know.   What is a Planned Development? A Planned Development is a planning approval […]