UPDATE On March 12, 2014 the Planning Commission voted to forward a positive recommendation on both plans
On February 12, 2014 the Planning Commission went out into the community to hold their public hearing. There are two major plans under development for the West Salt Lake Master Plan area. First the rewrite of the West Salt Lake Master Plan and second the 9-Line Corridor Plan. In order to increase participation and ensure that community voices are heard the Planning Commission held their public hearing at the Pioneer Police Precinct. Over 100 community members attended the hearing and had a chance to speak. The Planning Commission closed the public hearing on the 9-Line and will make its recommendation at an upcoming meeting. The Planning Commission tabled the West Salt Lake Master Plan, leaving the public hearing open to additional comments at an upcoming meeting.
The Planning Division has prepared design guidelines for outdoor dining to ensure quality outdoor seating areas, the appropriate use of the public sidewalks for outdoor dining and safety for pedestrians in Salt Lake City.
This project also introduces a pilot parklet program managed by the Transportation Division. A parklet is a small urban park, often created by replacing several under-utilized parking spots with a patio, planters, trees, benches, café tables with chairs, fountain(s), artwork, sculptures and/or bicycle parking. Continue reading
The Transit Station Area Zoning Districts (TSA) provide an environment for efficient and attractive transit and pedestrian oriented commercial, residential and mixed use development around transit stations. Redevelopment, infill development and increased development on underutilized parcels will include uses that allow them to function as parts of walkable, mixed use districts. Continue reading
In July of 2012 the Planning Division began working on a rewrite of Salt Lake City Code sections relating to recognized community based organizations. To manage the project the Planning Division developed a project specific web site which chronicle the progress of the petition http://cboslc.com/.
The ordinance, adopted October 2, 2013, continues to respect and recognize the existing Community Councils, and opens the door for new groups to become recognized by The City. Additionally, the new ordinance clearly defines the expectations of The City and Recognized Community Based Organizations. To find out more or to apply click here. Continue reading