Department Mission Statement

In concert with the values and spirit of the community, the Community Development Department is committed to:

  • Properly and professionally guide the development of the City
  • Protect and enhance the quality of life for all Sandy citizens
  • Bring about efficient and effective delivery of services
  • Implement technology that will provide accurate data that will assist in making informed decisions
  • Promote community pride and cooperation

The Community Development Department provides support staff for three City Boards and Commissions as well as two citizen committees. They are:

  • Planning Commission
  • Board of Adjustment (Zoning Related)
  • Board of Appeals (Building Code Related)
  • Beautification Committee
  • Historic Preservation Committee

Cairns Master Plan - Draft Document

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.  The Cairns Master Plan (for the a printable version, please click here) is a culmination of over 6 years of planning to re-imagine the future of Sandy's downtown area.  Design guidelines for the area are currently being developed based on the goals and policies outlined in this plan. This document is currently in draft form and undergoing the review process for formal adoption.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on December 15, 2016 at approximately 6:15 PM and the City Council will hold a public hearing on January 3, 2017 at approximately 7:05 PM.  If you have any questions or comment, please contact Mike Wilcox at (801) 568-7261 or via email.