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August 16, 2022
Policy/Legislative
New conservation ordinances adopted for new development in Washington County considered strictest in Utah

Most municipalities also require a minimum landscape vegetative cover using drought-tolerant plants and trees irrigated with a drip system to maintain community aesthetics and reduce impacts from urban heat island effects.

August 16, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Utah picks a key partner on its massive ‘The Point’ development at former prison site in Draper

A consortium of firms will help launch the first phase of developing 600 acres of state-owned land — with new housing, an innovation district and a network of trails and green spaces along the Jordan River.

August 15, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Wasatch County’s development plans expected to bring 30,000 new residents to area in coming years

In the past few years, Heber City and Wasatch County have established development plans for the areas north of Heber City and around the Jordanelle Reservoir.

August 14, 2022
Policy/Legislative
August 10, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Awards Spotlight: Three Creeks Confluence

Three of Salt Lake City’s creeks—Red Butte, Emigration, and Parleys—spill into the Jordan River at 1300 South and 900 West in Salt Lake City. Sandwiched between an auto shop and half-burnt home, the site existed in a neglected condition—paved over with a dead-end segment of road.

August 8, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Utah County Planners Tour

On August 4th Utah County planners from Lehi to Santaquin joined Provo City Development Services Director, Bill Peperone, for a tour of the new Provo City Hall. Provo City recently opened their new 204,000 square foot state-of-the-art city hall building. The new facility was designed as an essential facility to be able to function during […]

August 4, 2022
Policy/Legislative
A Coordinated Approach to Managing Growth and Planning for Capital Improvements

The transportation planning process for the agencies within the MPO are closely coordinated with other land use, water, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and other infrastructure plans. 

August 4, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Awards Spotlight: Eagle Mountain Parks, Trails, & Open Space Master Plan

Through the public engagement process, city leaders and community interest groups identified the importance of wildlife in the city and verbalized the desire to protect important migration routes.

July 30, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Awards Spotlight: Lindon City 700 N. Small Area Plan

Lindon City received a UDOT Planning Grant in 2020 to develop a small area plan to help determine the future land use plan in order to guide economic development, zoning, open space, transit connections, commercial development and housing opportunities.

July 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
“Walkable City” Book Discussion at APA Utah Fall Conference 22

“Walkable City” Book Discussion at APA Utah Fall Conference 22 September 9, 2022, in Lehi, Utah   On September 9, 2022, APA Utah will host a lunchtime discussion of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck during Fall Conference 22 in Lehi, Utah. Walkable City, which was […]

July 27, 2022
Policy/Legislative
Don’t Pause the Gas Tax, Redirect It

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of APAUT. Congressman Jake Auchincloss — The president recently advocated for a gas tax holiday, which would save drivers only a few dollars over a few months. It also does not address […]

July 21, 2022
Policy/Legislative
TALKING TO UTAHNS ABOUT GROWTH VALUES MESSAGING GUIDE

The tips and principles in this messaging guide will help you talk to Utahns about population growth….

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