Salt Lake City

Planning

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Current Projects

Approved Downtown Projects Slated for Development

Posted on: May 14th, 2019

151 S State Street // Liberty Sky Liberty Sky will be a high rise structure composed of 270 residential units reaching 262 feet in height. It will feature glass facades on all four sides interspersed by block and concrete with the most prominent design element being the distinct roofline slanting toward the sky. Street level […]

Summer Planning Series // Meet Us in the Middle

Posted on: May 9th, 2019

Meet Us in the Middle: Missing Middle Housing and Deciphering Density in SLC Join us for a walking tour of existing missing middle housing in the lower Avenues neighborhood on the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and G Street where we will discuss the advantages of these housing forms and how the zoning ordinance can […]

Window Repair & Energy Efficiency Workshop // June 5 – 7, 2019

Posted on: April 29th, 2019

Come and learn how to safely repair and increase the energy efficiency of traditional wood double-hung sash windows! June 5 – 7, 2019 U OF U // STEWART BUILDING 270 S 1400 E Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Please consider using public transportation. One-Day WorkshopWOOD WINDOW REPAIR Attend one of the following days:Wednesday, June 5 […]

Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

Posted on: April 26th, 2019

What is the project? The Salt Lake City Planning Division is currently working on the development of an adaptive reuse ordinance in order to facilitate the reuse of existing but underutilized buildings.  An adaptive reuse ordinance incentivizes the reuse of existing buildings by modifying some zoning regulations when those regulations prohibit a change of use.  […]

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 […]

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 […]