The Salt Lake City Council will begin their 2024-35 budget deliberations from May to Mid-June. The Council will meet weekly between May and mid-June to discuss, review, and fine-tune the recommended FY25 budget based on its priorities and public input. You can learn about the FY25 City budget and how to get involved at

Public hearings on the FY25 budget are scheduled for the 7 p.m. formal meetings on Tuesday, May 21, and Tuesday, June 4. This is a chance to provide input directly to the Council during a public meeting. Input may also be shared anytime online, by email at, or by phone at 801-535-7654.

Mar 27 Planning Commission –     Electronic Message Centers Text Amendment – Salt Lake City City Council has initiated a petition to amend the zoning ordinance to create standards regulating electronic sign faces, currently referred to as electronic changeable copy. The proposed standards will include regulations like brightness controls, display hours, and zones where these signs are not permitted. The ordinance currently does not include standards specifically regulating electronic sign faces. (Staff Contact: Katilynn Harris at 801-535-6179 or katilynn.harris@slcgov.comCase Number: PLNPCM2023-00669

ACTION: A recommendation to adopt, with suggested conditions, was forwarded to City Council

Two projects we have seen being built, that are “by right”, which means they adhere to the zoning rules and are not asking for any exceptions (which means we did not get to review them ) are

  • 2185 S 900 East – Aptly named ‘Streetcar Flats,’ this development boasts a prime location across from Fairmont Park and adjacent to the Sugarmont S-Line stop in Sugar House. Designed by Harris Architecture and constructed by Miller General Contractors, this 77-unit building offers studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, with rents ranging from $1,400 to $1,849 per month. Is nearing completion and accepting applications for tenants.
  • Lotus Gallacher 717 E Simpson Ave This project is on the site formerly occupied by King’s Cottage Gallery and Copperhive Vintage on 700 East and Simpson. The new 69-unit apartment building, designed by JSF and built by Squires Construction, features studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with rents ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 per month.

We have a new petition, coming to us from the Planning Commission. This is to clear up language in the code that clarifies Rooftop Uses and how their height is calculated based on the zone.  Here is the link to that.

The next LUZ meeting will be Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Sprague Library.



Judi Short