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Tagged ‘Summer Planning Series’

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 […]