General Plan Update

Welcome to the Bluffdale General Plan Update page. We hope that you’ll take a few moments to learn about the General Plan update process and give us your thoughts and feedback about the future of Bluffdale.

Public Input Survey

We want to hear from you! What do you think of Bluffdale? What about the residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, and transportation options? Take a quick survey and tell us what you love about the City and what changes you’d like to see! Take this brief survey and give us your thoughts. Thank you for your time and commitment to Bluffdale!

Open January 26-March , 2021


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Question: What is a General Plan?

A General Plan is a guiding document for city land use and planning that each city is required by state statute to have. General Plans contain a set of detailed strategies that are chosen to respond to the specific needs of the people, places, and processes in Bluffdale. These needs are grouped into categories such as transportation, economic development, land use, housing, open space, and sustainability. The general purpose of the General plan is to identify and prioritize these needs and to develop practical strategies that can be implemented to guide future decisions in order to meet specific goals within the City.

Question: Why does Bluffdale City need to update its General Plan?

Bluffdale’s most recent General Plan was updated in 2014. State law requires cities to update their general plans every few years. Since 2014, there have been significant changes within the City and a number of new planning documents have been adopted. As Bluffdale faces growth and change, the City wants to ensure that those changes are reflected in the General Plan.

Question: Where can I find the City’s current General Plan?

Bluffdale’s most recent General Plan can be found at the bottom of the page HERE

Question: What types of documents has the City recently approved? Are they available for the public to read?

All current planning documents are available at the bottom of the Planning page HERE

Question: What future developments are planned?

The General Plan update process doesn’t particularly focus on a specific development. The plan focuses on the City as a whole and elements including but not limited to– land use, housing and transportation.

Question: What happens next?

City staff is working with a local planning consultant team facilitating the general plan process, working directly with the Planning Commission and City Council. Interested residents and property owners are welcome to attend the City Council and Planning Commission meetings to listen to the discussion and provide input on the General Plan Update.

Public Outreach opportunities will occur throughout the planning process. These Public Outreach events and updates will be posted to this website. 

Once there is a draft of the fully updated General Plan document, it will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in a public meeting for adoption.

Question: How do I stay up to date and involved in the General Plan process?

We’d love to have you along for the process! Staff and the local consultant team will be presenting to the Planning Commission and City Council periodically. The City will also be sending out updates and opportunities through its monthly newsletter, as well as this website. You can also sign up for City updates HERE

Question: Who do I contact if I have more questions about the planning process?

Grant Crowell, Economic Development Director: