The Community Development Department consists of three divisions–Planning, Building, and Zoning. Here are some of its accomplishments from last year:
- Downtown Zoning Ordinances: After more than two years of drafting and refinement, proposed major revisions to the central business district zoning ordinances, paving the way for enhanced development in the downtown area and respecting the transition areas between the businesses and adjoining neighborhoods.
- Parking Ratio Ordinances: Worked with stakeholders, the planning commission, and elected officials to adopt a parking ratio in the South of Campus Planning Area that reflects driving and vehicle ownership practices now and in the future.
- Vision 2030 Process: Provided leadership and staff support to the Provo City Vision 2030 process throughout the year.
- Commuter Rail Intermodal Hub: Worked with the Utah Transit Authority and Mountainland Association of Governments to develop a site plan and design concept for the new intermodal center at 600 South Freedom Boulevard associated with the station for the FrontRunner commuter rail system.
- Major Building Projects: Despite reduced staff, continued reviewing plans and conducting inspections of building projects around the city, including major projects such as the convention center, Joaquin Village, and the BYU broadcasting building.
- Zoning Stats: Approved approximately 611 rental dwelling licenses, reviewed over 2,036 zoning enforcement cases, and issued 255 zone verification letters.