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Salt Lake County is rapidly growing, expanding from just over 900,000 to 1.136M residents since 2010. While most of the county is built out and focusing on redevelopment, the southwestern portion contains roughly 32,000 acres of undeveloped land (6,000 ac. unincorporated). As developers scramble to acquire these parcels, residents and neighbors are becoming increasingly concerned with ensuring that proper infrastructure and services are in place.

Aligning Individual Needs with the Overall Community

To date, growth policies and decisions have been community-focused, with lesser emphasis on regional coordination. Despite coordination with regional leadership, there is no unifying vision or strategy for collaborative decision-making. A successful approach will consider the values of leaders, landowners, developers, and the community to create a cohesive, well-supported Vision and Growth Strategy.

Through this process, we will identify, preserve, and enhance the defining characteristics of each community, while working to create a coordinated strategy to manage growth throughout the southwest region of Salt Lake County.

The area has significant opportunities in multiple employment sectors, capitalizing on favorable location between major educational, financial, and employment centers. Southwest communities are ripe for transit improvements and the introduction of more transit-oriented development to aid in alleviating commuting and affordability challenges.

In addition to recognizing regional opportunities, it’s equally important to respect the local autonomy of each community. This project will encompass and directly engage the following communities:

With thoughtful planning and collective visioning, we can capitalize on future growth, harnessed to advance the affected communities’ goals. A successful vision and growth strategy for southwest Salt Lake County must identify where regional needs intersect and translate these common goals into action items!

Salt Lake County is rapidly growing, expanding from just over 900,000 to 1.136M residents since 2010. While most of the county is built out and focusing on redevelopment, the southwestern portion contains roughly 32,000 acres of undeveloped land (6,000 ac. unincorporated). As developers scramble to acquire these parcels, residents and neighbors are becoming increasingly concerned with ensuring that proper infrastructure and services are in place.

Aligning Individual Needs with the Overall Community

To date, growth policies and decisions have been community-focused, with lesser emphasis on regional coordination. Despite coordination with regional leadership, there is no unifying vision or strategy for collaborative decision-making. A successful approach will consider the values of leaders, landowners, developers, and the community to create a cohesive, well-supported Vision and Growth Strategy.

Through this process, we will identify, preserve, and enhance the defining characteristics of each community, while working to create a coordinated strategy to manage growth throughout the southwest region of Salt Lake County.

The area has significant opportunities in multiple employment sectors, capitalizing on favorable location between major educational, financial, and employment centers. Southwest communities are ripe for transit improvements and the introduction of more transit-oriented development to aid in alleviating commuting and affordability challenges.

In addition to recognizing regional opportunities, it’s equally important to respect the local autonomy of each community. This project will encompass and directly engage the following communities:

With thoughtful planning and collective visioning, we can capitalize on future growth, harnessed to advance the affected communities’ goals. A successful vision and growth strategy for southwest Salt Lake County must identify where regional needs intersect and translate these common goals into action items!

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