What is a General Plan?

A General Plan is a comprehensive, long‐range plan for the current and future growth and development within a city. It is a compass for the community and a guide for local land use decisions.

The State of Utah requires a city of our size to have an updated General Plan. At a minimum, the General Plan is required to address the following three elements:

  1. Land Use
  2. Transportation and Traffic Circulation
  3. Moderate Income Housing

Draper City’s future General Plan will be a living, fluid document that is regularly reviewed and updated. It will be used to provide a clear future vision for city decision-makers, residents, and other stakeholders in evaluating policy changes and funding decisions.

The General Plan will be used to coordinate and implement decisions about land use, infrastructure, parks, recreation and open space, city services, housing supply and affordability, and other public resources.

The future General Plan is anticipated to provide a clear future vision for city decision-makers, residents, and other stakeholders in evaluating policy changes and funding decisions. City staff also use the plan to make recommendations regarding future projects.