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General Plan Update

Welcome to the Clearfield General Plan Update page. We hope that you’ll take a few moments to learn about the General Plan Update process and give us your thoughts and feedback about the future of Clearfield. Thank you!

Frequently asked questions

Question: What is a General Plan?
A General Plan is a guiding document for city land use and planning that each city is required by state statute to have. General Plans contain a set of detailed strategies that are chosen to respond to the specific needs of the people, places, and processes in Clearfield. These needs are grouped into
categories such as Transportation, Economic Development, Land Use, Housing, Open Space, and Environment. The general purpose of the General plan is to identify and prioritize these needs and to develop practical strategies that can be implemented to guide future decisions in order to meet specific goals within the City.

Question: Why does Clearfield City need to update its General Plan?
Clearfield’s most recent General Plan was updated in 2016. State law requires cities to update their general plans every few years. Since 2016, there have been significant changes within the City and a number of new planning documents have been adopted. As Clearfield faces growth and change, the City wants to ensure that those changes are reflected in the General Plan.

Question: Where can I find the City’s current General Plan?
Clearfield’s most recent General Plan can be found on the City’s Planning & Zoning homepage or by clicking HERE.

Question: What types of documents has the City recently approved? Are they available for the public to read?
All current planning documents are available on the City’s Planning & Zoning webpage, which can be found HERE.

Question: What future developments are planned?
The General Plan update process doesn’t particularly focus on a specific development. The plan focuses on the City as a whole and elements including but not limited to–land use, housing and transportation.

Question: What happens next?
Each month this webpage will be updated with upcoming meetings, educational materials, and document drafts as they are available. City staff is working with a local planning consultant team who will facilitate the update process, working directly with the Planning Commission and City Council. Interested residents and property owners are welcome to attend the Planning Commission’s work sessions to listen to the discussion and provide input on the General Plan Update.
Once there is a draft of the fully updated General Plan document, it will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in a public meeting for adoption.

Question: How do I stay up to date and involved in the General Plan process?
We’d love to have you along for the process! Staff and the local consultant team will be presenting to the Planning Commission on a monthly basis regarding the General Plan. Planning Commission and City Council meetings that discuss the General Plan will be posted on this webpage. You can also sign up for City updates below.

Question: Who do I contact if I have more questions about the planning process?
Spencer Brimley, Community Development Director:

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