Boards and Commissions - Planning Commission


Planning Commission

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission adopts and acts on any changes to the City's master plans, small area plans, special studies, zoning ordinances, and zoning district maps. The Commission also approves planned unit developments, conditional uses and certain subdivisions.

Agendas and Minutes

Click here for agendas and minutes.

Powers and Duties

  1. Prepare and recommend a comprehensive general plan to the City Council
  2. Considers and makes recommendations to City regarding zoning and zoning ordinance changes
  3. Hear and decide appeals from administrative hearing decisions of the planning director
  4. Approves planned unit developments and subdivisions
  5. Considers and makes rulings on conditional uses
  6. Make rulings regarding the existence, expansion or modification of nonconforming use and noncomplying structures

Member Qualifications

The commission shall consist of nine to eleven members balancing geographic, professional, neighborhood and community interests. The director of the planning division shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.

Current Members


Serving Since

Council District

Maurine Bachman 2015 6
Weston Clark 2016 6
Emily Drown 2010 3
Ivis Garcia 2016 4
Carolynn Hoskins 2013 1
Matt Lyon 2014 5
Andres Paredes 2015 2
Clark Ruttinger  2011 1
Sara Urquhart 2016 4
Vacant   7











Staff and Officers
Matt Lyon, Chair
Carolynn Hoskins, Vice Chair
Nora Shepard, Planning Director
Cheri Coffey, Assistant Planning Director
Michelle Poland, Administrative Secretary

Meeting Information

Period — Bi-monthly 
Days — Second and fourth Wednesdays 
Time — 5:30 pm 
Location — City and County Building, Room 326
451 S State, Salt Lake City 
More info (801) 535-7757 

Bylaws and Governing Documents

Click here to read.

Contact Information

Planning Commission
Attn: Michelle Poland
451 S State, Rm. 406
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
(801) 535-7757

Staff Support

Michelle Poland
Administrative Secretary
(801) 535-7757