Pending Zoning Amendment Proposals

On this page, you can find the drafts of zoning amendment proposals that the Planning Commission is considering, or that the Planning Commission has forwarded to the City Council with a recommendation to adopt.

C-1, C-2, and C-3 zone amendments.   The Planning Commission is working on changes to Millcreek’s commercial zones, including the C-1, C-2 and C-3 zones.  They have had two workshops on the topic and a special working session. They will consider the changes at their June 21, 2017 meeting at 5:00 PM at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State St., Room N1-110. Click here to see the proposal.

The proposed changes will not alter the on-the-ground outlines of the commercial zones. Instead, the changes are designed to have Millcreek’s ordinances comply better with state law. They will also fix issues that have arisen from years of no change in the status quo, in an effort to keep up with the changing times.

FCOZ revisions. The City Council is considering a repeal and replacement of the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone. Among other things, the proposed new ordinance will simplify development and design standards, reconcile conflicts with wildfire suppression standards, and bring the zone into compliance with state-imposed legal requirements. The nuts and bolts of slope protection for Millcreek’s foothills will remain in place. The draft previously posted has been revised and will be considered at the Council’s June 19, 2017 meeting. Click here to see the revised proposal, with redlines to the previous version.

Adding definitions.  The City Council recently enacted Ordinance 17-26, which adds certain definitions to the zoning code, including , for instance, “civic uses,” “food truck”, “light manufacturing,” “mixed use”, “office uses”, variations on “retail”.  In addition, an expanded light manufacturing definition is being considered.  The new ordinance can be found here.

Conditional Uses. The conditional use chapter is being updated. The community councils considered the changes, and the Planning Commission held a workshop to obtain public input. The intent is to update the ordinance to comply with state law changes. The Planning Commission will consider these changes at its June 21st meeting.  The proposal can be reviewed here.

Manufacturing Zones.  A light-manufacturing only zone is being crafted. An open house for the public was held earlier this month.  Incorporating public input, the Envision Committee discussed these zones and the Planning Commission had a workshop. The formal hearing before the Planning Commission will be at its regular meeting on June 21st.  A copy of the proposal can be found here.

Going forward. The tentative  schedule for updating ordinances includes revising the Residential Multiple-Family and crafting a design ordinance. Eventually, almost every paragraph in the zoning ordinance will be updated. Keep your eye out on this page and on this website’s calendar for open houses and public hearings. We want as much input from the Millcreek community as we can get.