Kanab (Utah) General plan
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Scope and Content
The Kanab city council and planning commission, in conjunction with the Five County Association of Governments, created Kanab's general plan according to guidelines established in Utah's "Municipal Land Use Development and Management Act" (Utah Code, 1992, 10-9-301-306). In this plan, adopted 26 September 1995, Kanab's municipal government expresses the hope that Kanab will be a community which "protects the heritage, culture and values of the past while striving for a more diversified economy and creating an environment conducive to a high quality of life for living, working, visiting, and playing." The council proposes the plan as a decision making guide for businesses and individuals, and as a planning guide for the city council and its various appointed boards and commissions.
The body of the plan includes several elements: land use, circulation (transportation), public services and facilities, economic development, parks and recreation, environmental character, and goals and policies. The land use element is a guide for appropriating residential, commercial, industrial and public land. Likewise, the circulation and public services elements are guides for efficient transportation and for public services and facilities including water, power, sewer, and refuse removal. The economic development element emphasizes the need for sound fiscal planning and the need to revitalize Kanab. The economic development, parks and recreation, and environmental character elements all emphasize Kanab's environmental features and express the need to preserve "the greatest earth on show." The general plan includes a plan for affordable housing, an annexation policy declaration, and a growth management plan. It includes demographic data, historical and geographic information, and projections about population growth and future service demands. It also includes excerpts from an action plan developed by the Utah-Arizona Action Team, an organization to promote economic development in the Kanab, Utah/Fredonia, Arizona geographic area.
Grouped by topic.
Topics include: 1) a copy of the ordinance adopting the General Plan; 2) a mission statement; 3) table of contents; 4) introduction and information about Kanab; 5) detailed discussion of each of seven elements in the general plan; and 6) appendices.
Planning Commission minutes from Kanab (Utah), Series 24206, summarize the discussion at planning commission meetings. The planning commission is responsible for drafting and revising the genera plan.
Kanab and Kane County economic development strategic plans from Kanab (Utah), Series 24973, were adopted by the city council as an appendage to the general plan and an additional model for development.
City council minutes from Kanab (Utah), Series 84960, summarize the discussion at city council meetings. The city council approves and adopts the general plan as a guide for community development.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
The Kanab city council adopted or revised general or master plans in 1967, 1981, and 1984. These are not included in this series.
The Kanab General Plan was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.
Other: The Kanab general plan booklet includes a table of contents.
- City planning—Utah—Kanab.
- Community development—Utah—Kanab.
- Regional planning—Utah—Kane County.