Zoning Code Update
Millcreek has begun the process of updating its Zoning and Subdivision Codes. These codes are the primary tools the city uses to help shape development. This includes everything from what land uses are allowed in which areas to how many parking spaces are needed. Much of the existing code was inherited from Salt Lake County when the city incorporated. While updates have been made to portions of the code since then, this update is aimed at looking at them in their entirety.
Millcreek has contracted with Logan Simpson and has conducted an assessment of the existing zoning and subdivision code. This assessment report covers the organization, content, and language of the existing ordinance and makes recommendations for ways to make it work better for Millcreek. An emphasis has been given to how the existing code impacts community health and if the current code aligns with stated policy goals in the Millcreek Together General Plan. To view the assessment report, click HERE Version OptionsZoning Code UpdateHeadline.
Hundreds of Millcreek residents also participated in a survey that was designed to gather input on the current code and how it could be improved. The survey closed on November 1, 2022. Thank you to all those who participated in the survey. Your input was crucial to this process. Logan Simpson will be reviewing the survey results and will present their findings at a later date. Stay tuned for more information.
R-1 Zone Updates
Millcreek staff is exploring potential changes to the Single-Family (R-1) zone as part of a broader effort to update its zoning and subdivision codes. When Millcreek incorporated, we inherited a complicated set of standards for single-family homes from Salt Lake County. We have an existing R-1 zone that was superseded by a Residential Compatibility Overlay Zone (RCOZ) that was implemented in the Millcreek Township in 2009 to address concerns about new homes that were dramatically out of character with homes in existing, established neighborhoods. RCOZ strikes a balance between the interests of existing homeowners to protect what makes their neighborhoods desirable, while promoting opportunities for existing and new residents to expand or build new homes in Millcreek. The changes staff are proposing are designed to keep that balance intact, while making the code easier to understand and implement.
To learn more, please read our Single Family Zone Updates (PDF)