Utah Chapter APA Listserv Archives


Call for Award Nominations, APA Utah

June 6th 2023 MDT

Updated deadline and link!!!The American Planning Association, Utah Chapter is pleased to announce the opening of its 2023 Awards Program nominations. This Program provides APA Utah with the opportunity to recognize outstanding planning projects, efforts, and outstanding individuals engaged in planning in the State of Utah. The APA Utah Awards will be presented at the APA Utah annual conference in Ogden on September 28th, 2023.The Awards Program is open to Utah organizations and agencies, professional planners, citi ...Continue Reading

Eagle Mountain Planning Director Opening

June 5th 2023 MDT

Eagle Mountain City is hiring a Planning Director! Come and join our great planning team in one of the fastest growing cities in Utah and in the nation. I need a planner who enjoys leading and inspiring a team, can navigate the ever-changing politics of elected officials, can negotiate and work well with developers, and has a love for long-range planning. Our planning office is located in the Ranches, at the northeast corner of the city (15 minutes shorter drive than to city hall). See the attached ad and let me know ...Continue Reading

Draper City Hiring -Planning Manager

June 2nd 2023 MDT

Draper City is now hiring a Planning Manager. If you are interested please apply at the following link: https://drapercity.bamboohr.com/careers/275.   I was recently promoted to the Community Development Director position which has left the Planning Manager position open. The Planning Division includes four planners that report to the Planning Manager. The Planning Manager is in charge of running the Planning Division and is the staff liaison to the Planning Commission. We have a really great team of planners her ...Continue Reading

Getting commissioners, elected officials, and committee members involved

May 24th 2023 MDT

Dear Chapter members and especially Planning Directors, In preparation for the fall Utah APA chapter conference, a traditional part of that conference is a citizen planner training series of sessions.  It appears that our membership of citizen planners is losing some ground and we would like to re-energize the group through two approaches: 1.  First by asking - what topics do you think should be addressed this fall – what topics would be of interest to appointed and elected officials? You can email those ...Continue Reading

Using ArcGIS Urban

May 12th 2023 MDT

Good Morning,   Has anyone on the listserv used ArcGIS Urban to do scenario-based planning?  I am looking into it for a general plan update.  If you have experience using it, I would like to know what you think about it.  * * *Thanks,* * * *Brandon Rypien, AICP* Ogden City | Senior Planner brandonrypien@PROTECTED (801) 629-8931 |www.ogdencity.com ...Continue Reading

Private Landscaping Enforcement Question

May 10th 2023 MDT

Fellow Planners,   Now that state code does not allow bonding for private landscaping, what assurances to do we have to enforce the completion of private landscaping? How will each of your City’s be dealing with this from here forward? *Sarah Carroll* Planning Director Planning|Saratoga Springs Office: 801.766.9793 x106 Fax:  801.766.9794 1307 N. Commerce Dr. #200 Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 www.saratogaspringscity.com ...Continue Reading

Residential Zoning Regulations for Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

May 9th 2023 MDT

Hello Utah Chapter –We recently received an inquiry about placing a ground-mounted solar panel in the rear yard of a residential lot.  At the present time, we do not have specific regulations for this. We will likely look into adding regulations, but in the mean time I’m inclined to treat it as an accessory structure.  Please let me know if you have any wisdom to share regarding this issue.Thank you. Peter Matson, AICP Community Development Director | Clinton City2267 N 1500 W | Clinton City, UT 84015 ...Continue Reading

ISO Scenic Byway Sign Regulations

May 9th 2023 MDT

APA –   Greetings fellow land use gurus! I’ll be seeing many of you in Vernal, but in the meantime I’m in need of some assistance. The West Davis Corridor will be completed next year and is designated by UDOT as a scenic byway – which is the same case as Legacy Highway.   My City Council and Planning Commission have asked us to research sign regulations in proximity to scenic byways and bring a recommendation to them on such sign regulations – specifically allowed heights. Assuming some cities or counties ...Continue Reading

General Plan budget

April 28th 2023 MDT

Brigham City will be updating its general plan with a comprehensive overhaul that will include the housing and water conservation elements as mandated by state code, along with a downtown revitalization element and attendant deliverables, as well as the other elements traditionally included in a general plan (land use, transportation, parks and open space, etc.).  We are wondering what other communities have spent on similar efforts.   This will be a consultant-led project.  The City has funding i ...Continue Reading

Cell Towers - Conditional VS Permitted

April 27th 2023 MDT

Hey Planners,   Do any of your municipalities have cell towers listed as permitted uses rather than conditional uses in your zoning code?   Please let me know at aardmore@PROTECTED. Thanks! ...Continue Reading
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