Being the most populous county in the state, decisions made by Salt Lake County have a significant impact on the continued prosperity of the State. The use of scarce public resources—specifically the use of funds from redevelopment project areas—should be focused on encouraging economic development, fostering healthy communities, and supporting sustainable regional development to ensure a thriving metropolitan economy with a small-town feel. The County supports collaborative community led efforts to effectively manage commercial and residential development, and redevelopment, to meet the robust growth anticipated in our valley.
Most cities in Salt Lake County, as well as Salt Lake County itself, have established a Redevelopment Agency. A Redevelopment Agency is a legal entity separate and apart from the municipality or county that established it. The governing board of a Redevelopment Agency is comprised of the current members of the community legislative body. Thus, for a Redevelopment Agency established by a municipality, the governing board is comprised of members of the city council. For a redevelopment established by a county the governing board is comprised of members of the county council or county commission (depending on the form of county government).
To contact a specific Redevelopment Agency within Salt Lake County, visit Salt Lake County's Regional Economic Development website.