The General Plan is the City’s blueprint for development. It serves as a general guideline for decision making regarding the progress and growth of a city. It documents the city’s long-range vision while establishing clear goals, objectives, and actions to guide the community through years of change.
It is updated every several years, with the most recent update occurring in December 2013. The current process began in the winter of 2018-19 (see “What does the General Plan process look like?” below). The most recent major discussion took place as the consultant presented at the Joint Planning Commission/City Council Meeting on December 16, 2020. You can find a video of that presentation at this link.
Now, the consultant is putting together a draft of a new general plan, combining months of input from residents and community leaders. Watch City Council and Planning Commission meeting agendas for upcoming discussions.
The General Plan is the City’s blueprint for development. It serves as a general guideline for decision making regarding the progress and growth of a city. It documents the city’s long-range vision while establishing clear goals, objectives, and actions to guide the community through years of change. By law the General Plan is required to address certain topics to include land use, housing, conservation, open space, and safety. The General Plan can also include urban design, economic development and sustainability, reflecting the community’s unique vibe, physical features, and needs.
The City must update its General Plan periodically to keep up with the changing needs and conditions of the city and region, as well as reflect new local, regional, state, and federal laws. It is important to align the community’s current conditions with the needs of tomorrow. Herriman City’s existing General Plan was adopted in 2013, and now needs a comprehensive re-examination to ensure it reflects the city’s goals and priorities for the future. An updated General Plan will respond to the recent and rapid changes taking place in Herriman, serving as a guide for future development, establishing economic development priorities, and protecting our natural resources. The Plan will influence prioritization for funding of roadway and utility improvements, recreational amenities, and public safety.
The General Plan is relevant to all who live, work, and play in Herriman City. All local residents are invited to collaborate in the process, as well as businesses, employees, community groups, developers, institutions, regional partners, schools, and many others. All input is valued in the update process. The City Council, Planning Commission, City departments, and the consultant team are working together to lead the community through the General Plan update to ensure the highest quality outcome.