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Roadmap to 2050: Planning for Utah’s Future Infrastructure Needs

The Utah Foundation is another bipartisan group that has Utah’s best interest in mind. Below is an article they released in June discussing Utah’s projected growth. Utah’s population is projected to grow by 2.5 million people by 2050. This growth will…

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Land Use Matters

With the majority of the state’s population residing along a 100 mile stretch of the Wasatch Front and Back, and with the large portion of that along the Wasatch Front land use becomes critical. Utah has a unique geographical situation…

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What is a Right of Way Easement?

A right of way easement dates back to common law principles of the right to the free flow of water, and for allowing neighboring landowners the ability to travel over another’s property. A right of way is a type of…


Conservation Easements

A conservation easement (a type of express easement) is created by a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and another party — usually the government — which restricts the development of a piece of land. Under certain specific conditions, conservation…

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In Praise of the Great American Main Street

We read this article published by Huffington Post, and written by Kaid Benfield discussing main streets in America. It is becoming more and more popular to create “main streets” within master planned communities and for cities to revive or create a…

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Understanding Population Density

While the United States population density is about 90 people per square mile, most people live in cities, which have a much higher density. Even among cities, density values can vary considerably from one city to another. Population density allows…

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What Can You Do About an Encroachment?

  What is an Encroachment? Put simply, an encroachment is when another person puts up a structure that intrudes on (or over) your land. This issue might come up if, for example, one of your neighbors were to build a…


A Conditional Use Permit for a Specific Use of Land

A conditional use permit is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the particular zoning district. Though the exact process differs with the specific ordinance requirements, typically the owner presents his argument orally and…

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“Your Utah, Your Future” Survey

How do you envision the future of Utah?  By 2050, our population will nearly double, and Utah will add an estimated 2.5 million residents. Will we have enough water to drink? Will our air be clean? How will we educate…