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RE: Question for Utah Planners

January 11th 2024 MST

Samantha, The state limited bonding for landscape improvements last session. You can’t require bonding unless the improvements are going to be dedicated to the city. https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title10/Chapter9A/10-9a-S604.5.html?v=C10-9a-S604.5_2023050320230503 Carla Wiese (she/her) 801-491-7839 *From:* Samantha DeSeelhorst via Utah Chapter APA Listserv <utahapa@PROTECTED> *Sent:* Thursday, January 11, 2024 12:00 PM *To:* Utah Chapter APA Listserv <utahapa@PROTECTED> *Subject:* [UAPA] Question for Utah Pla ...Continue Reading

Re: Question for Utah Planners

January 11th 2024 MST

Bonds for private property aren't allowed via State Law, sorry.  A couple of years ago the Legislature tossed that in to State Law.  Pretty awkward for getting the improvements we want as planners. You might try fines? John M. Janson AICP Planning Solutions 801-232-3778 On 01/11/2024 12:04 PM MST Samantha DeSeelhorst via Utah Chapter APA Listserv <utahapa@PROTECTED> wrote: From: SDeSeelhorst@PROTECTED Hi all, ...Continue Reading

Question for Utah Planners

January 11th 2024 MST

Hi all,   As an alternative to requiring single-family lots be landscaped prior to certificate of occupancy, has anyone used landscaping bonds? If so, do you use a flat amount or customize the bond calc to the scope of the approved landscaping plan? Many thanks!   Samantha J. DeSeelhorst Senior Planner City of Cottonwood Heights   O: 801-944-7069 C: 385-630-6042 /Disclaimer: The city’s Community and Economic Development Department strives to provide the best customer service possible and to respond to ...Continue Reading

Subdivision Ordinance Update Opportunity

January 9th 2024 MST

The Department of Workforce Services thinks you may be interested in a contract opportunity to assist municipalities in completing the Subdivision Ordinance Update to align with Senate Bill 174, 2023. To see this opportunity please follow this link and search for "MK24-53"  (image below). By clicking "Respond Now" you can access the event, if you are not already registered within the system it will prompt you to register. Please ask any questions that you may have within the & ...Continue Reading

Land use authority for subdivisions

January 4th 2024 MST

We are considering changes to our subdivision ordinance and have some questions for planners in the state, especially if you are moving forward with a land use authority other than the planning commission.. Who is your administrative land use authority?  /10-9a-604(1)(a) “’administrative land use authority’ means an individual, board, or commission, appointed or employed by a municipality, including municipal staff or a municipal planning commission.”/ How are you handling the posting and notice of agenda? How are ...Continue Reading

ADU Recorded Notice

January 3rd 2024 MST

All,Our Council would like to record a document on any lot or parcel that is approved to build an ADU stating the standards and restrictions. State code allows for the following:/17-27a-526. Internal accessory dwelling units.//  (6)//(a)//A county that issues, on or after October 1, 2021, a permit or license to an owner of a primary dwelling to rent an internal accessory dwelling unit, or a building permit to an owner of a primary dwelling to create an internal accessory dwelling unit, may record a no ...Continue Reading


January 3rd 2024 MST

All,Cache County is hiring a new County Planning Manager. We are hoping to fill the position soon and are accepting applications. Please have a look at the link below for the job posting and application information. Apply Here: https://cachecounty.applicantpro.com/jobs/3171592Thanks!Stephen Nelson, AICPCache County Development Services DirectorPhone: 435-455-1641Email: stephen.nelson@PROTECTEDMY EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN UPDATED TO STEPHEN.NELSON@PROTECTEDOn Wed, Jan 3, 2024 at 1:55 P ...Continue Reading

Teaching Opportunity, University of Utah

December 13th 2023 MST

The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning is looking for a dynamic planning practitioner who would like to coach/mentor undergraduate urban ecology students in a required course called “Urban Ecology in Action.” Students explore career opportunities open to urban ecology majors and learn how to identify and apply for internships and jobs. Additional activities include informational interviews, field trips, guest speakers, student presentations, and peer review activities. ______ __We have an openi ...Continue Reading

Zoning incentives for affordable housing

December 12th 2023 MST

Hello All,   We’re researching examples of ordinances that offer incentives for moderate income housing units in new developments, such as density bonuses, etc. If your community offers such incentives, can you please point me to your ordinance? Thanks, *Levi Roberts, AICP * /City Planner / 455 West 3200 South Nibley, Utah 84321 O: 435-752-0431 ext. 105 C: 435-760-8459 Email: levi@PROTECTED ...Continue Reading

Parking 2.0: Using Modern Parking Approaches to Maximize Community Benefits

December 11th 2023 MST

On Thursday, December 14, at noon, ULCT and WFRC (with the support of many other partners) are hosting a webinar on new approaches to parking. Join WebinarThe topic of parking may seem boring, but parking occupies more than 25 percent of our developed land! Parking dynamics have changed significantly in recent years. As an example, think of how much you needed parking on Black Friday this year (with a large portion of shopping now being done online) versus 10 years ago.Parking is a hot topic, and Utah’s transpo ...Continue Reading
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