Sandy Architectural Design Standards

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Sandy City Architectural Design Standards for Commercial, Office, Industrial and Institutional Development

Design Standards have been adopted by Sandy City to promote high quality development and growth. The Design Standards establish the basic requirements for the site, circulation, architecture and landscape components, which are common to all types of commercial developments.

These design standards will enable developers, architects, landowners and the general public to anticipate and plan for building acceptability as a key element of the overall project approval process. They are also provided to inform readers regarding many of the most common design & aesthetic intentions of the City, and to shorten the design and approval process by heading off designs that might otherwise be rejected.

Creative designs are encouraged, but care must be taken to maintain design integrity and compatibility to surrounding structures. The design standards will promote:

  • High quality architectural and site design.
  • Protection of sensitive land areas, stands of mature trees, open space, existing natural features and view corridors.
  • Creation of commercial, office and industrial developments which result in a positive community influence.

The City has determined that all commercial development projects shall provide the best level of quality in design and construction practices. This document requires compliance with the intent of Sandy City's General Plan and Development Code regulations and other provisions of the Development Code related to the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community but also offers the advantages of large scale planning for commercial development and the efficient use of land.

For a free digital or hard copy of the City's Architectural Design Standards you may contact Doug Wheelwright, Development Services Manager, at 801-568-7255.

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