Public Space and Open Lands Regulation Changes

Salt Lake City Needs Your Feedback!

The Salt Lake City Planning Division conducted an analysis of the Zoning Ordinance relating to public lands and open space regulations. The analysis found that many of the current regulations relating to parks, recreation and open space land uses do not fit the current needs or policies of the city.

The proposed text amendments address issues related to park and open space land uses and zoning, the functions of golf courses, water treatment facilities and utility structures within the natural lands and park areas, the reuse of Landmark Sites and urban farming issues.

Text amendments also include:

  •  The provision of appropriate dimensional regulations (setbacks, building height, etc.) for both small and large scale park and recreational developments
  • Update to the Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses for the Open Space-(OS) and Natural Open Space-(NOS) Zoning Districts
  • Signage for parks and open space areas
  • Update to the definition of Parks, Natural Open Space and various other types of land uses associated with parks, recreation and open space

The proposed changes are currently available for review and feedback on Open City Hall here. Your feedback on the proposed changes is important to us and can help shape the decisions related to these regulations. 

A public Open House is scheduled for Thursday September 15, 2016 on the 4th Floor of the City & County Building at 451 South State Street from 4:30-6:00 PM.

If you have questions, please contact Cheri Coffey, Assistant Planning Director, at or 801-535-6188.

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