Northwest Quadrant

The Salt Lake City Council is committed to furthering economic development in the northwest area of Salt Lake City while preserving open space and protecting natural resources. The Northwest Quadrant consists of thousands of acres of land prime for industries such as manufacturing, distribution and warehousing.

Current Proposals

  • Fact Finding Night: On Tuesday, February 6, the Council held an in-depth discussion about the future of the City’s Northwest Quadrant. Conversation centered on what’s been done to date, what’s proposed, and the vision stakeholders have for the region. The Council invited a variety of stakeholders, from property owners, to state lawmakers, to join the discussion. Watch the discussion and view the various presentations.
  • Zoning Amendments for Global Trade Ports: The Council is currently considering an ordinance that would amend regulations for railroad freight terminal facilities in manufacturing zoning districts. The proposed changes are related to the City’s current effort to allow additional railroad freight terminal facilities in Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant. The Council will hold a public hearing on the topic on February 20, 2018 at 7 p.m., and will likely take action that same night. Read the proposal.


Adopted Proposals

  • Community Reinvestment Area: On January 9, 2018, the Council and Board of the Redevelopment Agency approved the creation of the Northwest Quadrant Project Area. The new area will create a dedicated funding stream for development projects to help existing and new businesses within the project area. It’s an exciting opportunity that will help expedite the creation of infrastructure in the area to spur business growth and development.


  • Development Agreements with Property Owners: On January 16, the Council and Board of the Redevelopment Agency adopted resolutions establishing development agreements with property owners in the Northwest Quadrant. The development agreements ensure the current land use regulations will carry forward and also create a process for future tax increment reimbursement requests.
  • Northwest Quadrant Master Plan adopted by the Council on August 16, 2016.

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