The Adjacency Principle:

An Initial Screen for Locating New Development Zones in the UT

Proposed policy changes:

UPDATE! Thanks for all the comments! The public record is now closed and the proposed adjacency and subdivision rules have been revised. The Commission voted to adopt revised adjacency and subdivision rules at its regular business meeting on April 2, 2019 in Farmington (For more information: see news release). To read about changes based on feedback from commenters, view the rule revisions, or read the accompanying basis statement, please visit the adjacency rules page.

Natural Resource

Respond to a changing economy by planning for certain
resource-based businesses near the resource.

Commercial Development

Keep zones for new development near services
and existing communities.

Residential Subdivision

Prevent development from leapfrogging into remote
areas and onto undeveloped lakes and ponds.

Why change the policy?

Improve predictability of where rezoning may be pursued.

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