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February 25, 2021
WFRC Governmental Affairs Update

Infrastructure Bill Released H.B.433 (Amendments Related to Infrastructure Funding) (Rep. Mike Schultz) With a mere seven legislative days left (so few and yet so many), the long-awaited infrastructure funding bill HB433 is out. The bill authorizes nearly $2.3 billion in investments in state roads, public transportation, active transportation, and outdoor recreation, through a combination of the […]

February 25, 2021
Policy/Legislative Urban Planning
Campus Mobility Hub Study – APAUT Award Winner

Mobility hubs are a new and emerging trend in the US. The Campus Mobility Hub Study pioneered how mobility hubs can be researched, sited, programmed, funded, designed, and developed. The Stakeholder Group included the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, the Veteran’s Administration, the Utah Transit Authority, Wasatch Front Regional Council, and Utah Department of […]

February 25, 2021
Does Building New Housing Reduce Overall Housing Costs?

There are other factors that are acknowledged as well, such as the price of land, the cost of building materials, the shortage of construction labor, and the cost of financing (low) which drives up demand. But it seems that everyone is focused on the lack of production.

February 19, 2021
Featured Members Policy/Legislative
Greg Mikolash Obituary

On February 5, 2021 Gregory Howard Mikolash passed away following a brief illness. The oldest of five siblings, Greg was born December 30, 1968 in San Jose, CA to Howard “Mick” Mikolash and Bonnie Boogard. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School where he was a member of the soccer and swim […]

February 18, 2021
Aldo Leopold: Albuquerque’s First Environmental Planner

Human sensitivity to the natural world characterizes the work of forester, writer, environmentalist, and hands-on policy maker Aldo Leopold. Best known for spearheading the establishment in 1923 of what would become the first wilderness area in the country, the Gila in southwestern New Mexico, and for the environmental classic “Sand County Almanac,” published in 1949, […]

February 17, 2021
Layton Forward – Layton City’s Comprehensive General Plan Update

Participants responded to a survey with images comparing standard subdivisions to neighborhoods with variety and amenities, and options for mixed-use town centers and corridors.

February 11, 2021
Spring Conference Postponed, Book Club, President’s Message

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” – Thomas Edison

February 2, 2021
Cities must take the lead on improving housing supply and costs

Unnecessary regulations boost the prices of homes for young families in Utah.

January 30, 2021
What to do when your small town is overrun by the rich

One of the most important lessons learned is that towns need to start planning for growth as soon as possible, even if they have yet to see the hordes of tourists arrive and decide to stay

January 27, 2021
Bruce Erickson Obituary

Bruce Erickson July 9, 1952 – January 17, 2021 On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Bruce Erickson, loving husband and father of two, and champion for Park City, passed away at the age of 68. Bruce was born on July 9, 1952 in Minnesota to Marshall and Rosemary Hondlik Erickson. Prior to receiving his Bachelor of […]

January 26, 2021
Presidents Message

2021 Moving forward with hope and dedication to making great communities happen for all here in the great State of Utah.

January 26, 2021
Utahns can help shape the future at The Point

Widely recognized as one of the most important community-building opportunities in state history, The Point offers unprecedented potential to create a sustainable development that advances innovation and catalyzes robust economic growth while preserving open space, providing parks and regional trail connections and protecting the environment.