The Quality Growth Strategy
Through extensive research and involvement of the public, local and state elected officials, the business, civic, and religious communities and other stakeholders, Envision Utah has gathered information about what Greater Wasatch Area residents value and how they think growth should be accommodated.
Based on this information, Envision Utah has identified seven primary goals that need to be addressed in the Greater Wasatch Area if we are to protect our environment and maintain our economic vitality and quality of life as we accommodate anticipated growth.
Seven Primary Goals of the Quality Growth Strategy
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- Air Quality
- Critical Lands
Strategies Supporting the Goals of Envision Utah
The seven goals outlined in the Quality Growth Strategy can be realized over time by the pursuit of the thirty-two individual strategies. A few examples of key strategies include:
- Create more walkable communities
- Preserve critical lands and park space
- Develop a region-wide transit system
- Foster "transit-oriented development"
- Restructure water bills to encourage conservation
2003 Baseline Scenario Analysis
As part of a renewal effort in 2003, Envision Utah asked the Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) to revisit the trends identified in the original Baseline Report of 1999.
- 2003 Baseline Scenario, GOPB (PDF 5.9 MB)
2008 Utah Baseline Scenario
Building on Envision Utah’s groundbreaking 1997 research, the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget has updated its Baseline report, examining Utah’s current conditions, trends and projects in land-use, air quality, water, transportation and more.
Complete 2008 Report (Very Large File)
- 2008 Utah Baseline Scenario, GOPB (PDF 36.5 MB)
2008 Report (By Section)
- Introduction and Executive Summary (PDF 838 KB)
- Air Quality (PDF 302 KB)
- Demographics and Economy (PDF 688 KB)
- Transportation (2.35 MB)
- Water (1.49 MB)
- Climate Change (101 KB)
- Land Use (980 KB)
- Land Use Maps (22.7 MB)
- Land Use, Appendix I (423 KB)
- Land Use, Appendix II (125 KB)
- Land Use, Appendix III (1.35 MB)
- Commission Report (4.95 MB)