Community and Economic Development Department

Welcome to the Salt Lake City Community and Economic Development Department (CED)

CED is here to guide and promote the physical and economic development of Salt Lake City. Our goal is to provide leadership, policies and programs that will promote strong, vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and to proactively encourage the positive and orderly growth and development of the City. CED advocates incorporation of the diverse interests of our community to reduce barriers and enhance leadership capacity to continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play here. 

The CED Department is made up of seven divisions: Arts Council, Building Services, Economic Development, Engineering, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Planning and Transportation.  We have a hand in everything from public art to public way improvements.

Community and Economic Development Department 2013 Annual Report


Hot Topics!


Salt Lake City is accepting CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA Applications for Program Year 2014-2015.

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on October 3, 2014. Please see an application handbook for more information on submittal requirements.
Visit the Housing and Neighborhood Development page here for links to the grant applications and more.

The purpose of the Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF) is to stimulate business development and expansion, encourage private investment, promote economic development and enhance neighborhood vitality.

Click here to find out more about the EDLF and how to apply.

Salt Lake City Resident Transit Passes are now available!

The HIVE Pass, an innovative partnership between Salt Lake City and Utah Transit Authority, is designed to make riding transit more convenient for Salt Lake City residents.  When you “Ride with Hive” it’s easy to “tap on/tap off” for an annual commitment of $360.  The HIVE Pass is good for one full year from the time of purchase. Find out more at


Downtown Master Plan

Salt Lake City has an extraordinary opportunity to shape and define the future of the Downtown. The project area includes multiple districts: the Central Business District; Downtown South, including the Granary; Downtown Warehouse District, including the Hub/Depot area; and the Gateway District. It is bounded by North Temple, 200 E, 900 S, and I-15.

Click here to learn more about the Downtown Master Plan Project.


 PLAN Salt Lake

Plan Salt Lake is a citywide is a citywide vision document that will help guide the City into the future. Plan Salt Lake will bring together all of the existing Citywide policies and help the residents, business owners, visitors and City leaders make decisions today that impact tomorrow.


CED Administration

Eric D. Shaw, Director
Mary DeLaMare-Schaefer, Deputy Director
Brent Beck, Finance and Administrative Services Director
Janet Frasier, Civic Engagement Manager
Nole Walkingshaw, Manager of Institutional Engagement
Robyn Stanczyk, Administrative Assistant
City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 404
PO Box 145486
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5486