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Planning for change is critical. With growth there comes increasing needs for water, roads, housing, schools, employment, and more. Salt Lake County is continually planning for the needs of current and future generations. Much of the new development in Salt Lake County is happening in the western areas along the Oquirrh Mountains.

Salt Lake County is preparing a long-range plan called the West  General Plan for the unincorporated areas of the west. The General Plan will include the important topics of:

    • Housing;
    • Transportation;
    • Land use;
    • Recreation;
    • Conservation and environment; and
    • Utilities.

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West General Plan Update: Visioning Survey Report


A new report shows 68% of Salt Lake County residents surveyed in the Fall of 2020 support Salt Lake County's draft vision for the West General Plan, which aims for sustainable growth.

The report generated from survey results highlights findings from 2,066 responses provided by respondents, and nearly 4,000 individual comments made. County planners reviewed every single survey result, comment, and suggestion to help refine the West General Plan.

Salt Lake County is appreciative of the magnitude of participation from the public who is invested in the future of the western unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County. To more transparently engage with residents during this process, this full report of survey results is available to the public.