City invites public comment on Zoning Code changes

Powell City Council established the Zoning Code Diagnostic Committee in 2016 to perform a comprehensive review of the zoning, subdivision and development requirements in Powell. This review is one of the land use policy recommendations from the City’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update.

The City is nearing completion on the Zoning Code update and is inviting the public to comment on changes. Feedback can be provided in the comment section below or during one of the City’s upcoming public meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

Planning & Zoning Commission – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Municipal Building Council Chambers

City Council – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Municipal Building Council Chambers

City Council – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Municipal Building Council Chambers

Code Update Committee Changes


  • Adds various types of streets as an update from the Keep Powell Moving Plan
  • Add electronic submissions
  • References current design manuals
  • Updates storm sewer design capacity
  • Clarified the conditions when approval of an Engineering Plan expires
  • Provided means for small projects to avoid obtaining performance guarantees
  • Updated Street types
  • Altered design criteria for Open Water Courses
  • Posting notification signs on sites under review.


  • Adds Intent to achieve vision of Comprehensive Plan
  • Defines mobile business and adds food truck requirements
  • Changes submittal requirements
  • Updates items due to change from Village to City status
  • Posting notification signs on sites under review.


  • Removes Zoning Upon Annexation requirements
  • Clarifies park dedication requirements and payments of fees in lieu of dedication
  • Adds provision of fiber optic or other utility conduit at City Engineer discretion
  • Requiring posting of hearing on City website rather than newspaper ads
  • Makes reference to City’s Pedestrian Scale Design Guidelines
  • Clarifies downtown district parking requirements
  • Establishes requirements for mobile businesses
  • Updates street tree list and adds park tree list
  • Adds Preservation and Enhancement of Environmental Character references and requirements such as slope preservation and stream corridor preservation zones
  • Removes Downtown Architectural Guidelines from Codification as it is its own adopted design manual referenced in code