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

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 (for a print friendly 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 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).  If you have any questions or comment, please contact Mike Wilcox at (801) 568-7261 or via email.