Category Archives: Planning

Historic Apartment & Multifamily Design Guidelines


Historic apartment and other multifamily buildings are a key traditional building type in Salt Lake City’s central and older neighborhoods. The special character of significant parts of the city’s historic districts depends upon the individual or combined contribution of these buildings, their scale and their architectural distinction. The city’s historic apartment buildings help to create the individuality, identity and residential amenity and livability of this community, marking the decades which transformed Salt Lake City from an agricultural to a concentrated, industrial, urban city.

Where located within a City designated local historic district, the characteristics of these buildings are protected by additional design review to ensure that changes do not adversely affect their special character. Design review is based on the design standards for a Historic Preservation Overlay in the City Zoning Ordinance, addressing alterations to an existing building, and the design of a new building, and the design standards are clarified and supported by adopted design guidelines. Continue reading

Planning Commission Public Hearing on West Salt Lake Master Plan and 9-Line Corridor Plan

Print NineLineLogoUPDATE 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.

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