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Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance

Title 17 - Zoning of the Municipal Code encompasses a wide range of regulations and ordinances that govern various aspects of land use, zoning, and development within Midvale City. This comprehensive set of rules plays a crucial role in shaping the physical and functional characteristics of the community, addressing matters such as zoning districts, land subdivisions, building codes, and property setbacks.

Title 17 ensures that urban planning and development align with the goals and vision of each municipality, promoting orderly growth, land conservation, and public safety. It is a vital resource for developers, property owners, local government officials, and planners alike, helping to create sustainable and harmonious living environments for residents and businesses within Utah's diverse municipalities.

Form-Based Code
The City Council has embraced an innovative approach to urban planning and development by adopting a Form-Based Code (FBC) specifically for the Main Street Small Area plan. This progressive method focuses on achieving a particular urban form and a mix of uses that align with the community's preferences. In the context of Midvale City, this proposed form-based code aims to bring to life the vision outlined in the Main Street Small Area Plan, which was approved by the City Council in December 2018.

Unlike traditional zoning codes, FBCs consider a broader range of factors, including streets, blocks, lots, building types, locations, spaces between buildings and streets, signs, landscaping, open areas, and land uses. Notably, FBCs not only define appropriate land uses during the planning process but also actively encourage and permit those uses. This streamlined approach benefits both developers, who experience reduced processing time and increased project feasibility, and the community, which gains upfront decisions about building form, land use, and site design. It provides a proactive framework for developers to follow. FBCs promote proactivity, whereas traditional zoning tends to be more reactive in nature.