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Category Archives: Land Use

Funding Programs Announcement

                FISCAL YEAR 2021 Funding Programs Announcement The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) provides resources directly to its communities and partners across the region. We are pleased to announce this year’s opportunities, totaling approximately $45 million in funding and technical assistance. As the first step, interested applicants should […]

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(Contract) Zoning by Agreement in Utah

There has been a growing trend by municipalities and counties in Utah in recent years to conduct and approve rezones by what I’ll characterize as agreement, or even as by… contract!

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Zoning, Affordability, and COVID-19

Governments have undertaken moves to ban or severely restrict the use of exclusive single-family zoning

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The Importance of Sense of Place in our Communities

Being a practicing planner has ruined me for the kind of travel that is enjoyed by the great unwashed.

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An Answer to the Suburban Growth Dilemma

We all know the politics of planning are really tough, especially as we experience rapid growth. The most motivated voters in a city are those that are fighting to minimize change. These voters tend to be the most wealthy and the most likely to turn out anyway.  If a council accepts density that is in […]

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