The South Jordan Community Development Department is comprised of the Building and Planning Divisions. The Building Division reviews proposed commercial and residential building plans and inspects new building structures in the City for building code compliance and building safety.
The Planning Division reviews commercial and residential applications for development within the City. These include subdivision plats, site plans, conditional uses, zone changes, and land use amendments. The Planning Division also maintains and updates the City's Zoning Ordinance, Development Code, and General Plan.
The State of Utah requires cities to have a General Plan for the purpose of outlining goals, policies, and plans for future development. As part of the General Plan, the City has a Future Land Use Map to guide the physical development of the City.
'Making Life Better' in South Jordan includes planning for the future and making our community the best possible place to live and raise our families. Right now is a critical time for the City, as the General Plan is in the process of being updated. The Plan was last adopted in 2003. It is important that the Plan be continually brought current because of rapidly changing conditions and the economic and development trends that we are now experiencing. A comprehensive and well-thought out City General Plan is key in preserving the quality of our community while preparing and planning for the future.
The Plan is in draft form and is available for public review at City Hall and on the City's website: http://www.sjc.utah.gov. Also three public open houses have been scheduled it elicit public comment on the Plan (January 7th, 27th, and February 4th). The specific details of these open houses were sent out to residents with December water bills. This information is also available at City Hall, in the South Valley Focus, and on the City's website.
The General Plan is only as good as to how well it matches the values of the community it represents. As such, public input on the Plan, including the Future Land Use Map, is critical in creating a viable Plan. As such, the City is encouraging citizens to respond to the draft Plan through comment cards and by filling out the 'Community Value' Survey. This survey addresses important topics and issues included in the Plan, i.e. mixed use zoning and residential infill, accessory apartments, family food production, private and public streets, mass transit options, pedestrian access to activity centers, and open space preservation. Input from the public will be used to create a final draft of the General Plan which will be available for public scrutiny in coming months during the public hearing and adoption process. It's your community---help 'Make Life Better' and touch the future by getting involved.
---South Jordan Community Development Department
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