Wasatch Choices 2040 Regional Visioning

This paper describes how, in early 2004, informal discussions were held between the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), and Envision Utah about the possibility of conducting a collaborative project that had never been accomplished before in the Wasatch Front Region. The project was a proposal for conducting an elaborate public involvement, or community-wide visioning process that would be applied to the regional transportation planning process that both the WFRC and MAG have been and are currently involved in on a continuing basis. It was generally agreed that it could be a good idea, since it would involve greater public input, which would therefore strengthen the respective planning processes and plans. In August of 2004, a work scope, cost estimates, and financial plan were developed, and a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the three participating parties to undertake the visioning process over an approximately 18-month period. The visioning process was concluded in late 2005. The process produced three very significant products: the Growth Principles and Objectives, a “Regional Vision”, and implementation Strategies for Local Government. The Regional Council formally adopted the Regional Growth Principles in October of 2005, and endorsed the concepts of the vision that was developed for the region. In the later part of 2006, when the Wasatch Choices 2040 Report was published, the Regional Council endorsed the report and approved distribution to all of the local governments in the region and numerous resource agencies and other entities.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 2007 Proceedings Rail Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01051826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2007 4:50PM