Community Development's vision is to provide a high quality of life to the community.

The Department is composed of the following divisions:


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Cairns Master Plan

To address the growing needs of Sandy City and to accommodate regional growth, a vision for the creation of a city center has been developed, called the Cairns District. The Cairns Master Plan is a culmination of over 6 years of planning to re-imagine the future of Sandy's downtown area (a printer friendly version is also available). Design guidelines for the area are currently being developed based on the goals and policies outlined in this plan. This document was formally adopted by the City Council on January 17, 2017 as part of the City's General Plan (as a Local Area Master Plan).

Cairns Design Standards

The Cairns Design Standards were adopted by City Council on December 4, 2018. This document contains design requirements and guidelines for new development and redevelopment within the Cairns District that will help implement the City's vision outlined in the Cairns Master Plan. A copy of the document can be found by clicking here

If you have any questions or comment, please contact the Planning Division at (801) 568-7256.