Oquirrh View: The Future of the West Bench
Growth is happening. How we plan for it matters.
Currently just over 1.2 million people call the Salt Lake Valley home. By 2065, Salt Lake County will add 600,000 more residents, more than half of whom will settle in what are now undeveloped areas west of Bangerter Highway.
Salt Lake County's Office of Regional Development is leading an effort to develop a broad vision and plan for the Valley's west bench for the next 20 to 50 years. Outcomes from this process will include a County General Plan, as required by state law, for unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County. Unincorporated areas are those areas of the county not located within a city or metro township.