Boards and Commissions

The city's boards and commissions consist of Cottonwood Heights residents appointed to administer various land-use processes.  The three primary land-use boards and commissions are the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, and the Architecture Review Commission.

The Planning Commission (PC) makes recommendations to the City Council on legislative land use decisions such as property rezoning and ordinance changes.  It also grants final approval of conditional use permits, site plan approvals, and subdivisions.

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) acts as the city's appeal authority.  It also has the ability to authorize legal variances from the zoning ordinance.

The Architecture Review Commission (ARC) reviews the architecture and site design of commercial development in the city's Gateway Overlay District.  It reviews site plans and architectural design elements, and makes its recommendations to the Planning Commission.

The Historic Committee preserves data, photos and written histories of the city and the area before incorporation. The committee has five to nine regular members and meets monthly. Members serve staggered three-year terms and must have a demonstrated interest, competence or knowledge in history or historic preservation. To the extent possible, at least two of the members are professionals from the disciplines of history, archaeology, planning, architecture or architectural history.

The Arts Council oversees plays concerts, recitals and artistic exhibits sponsored by the city. The Arts Council organizes engaging cultural events to promote community interest, involvement and education in the arts.