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!


31st Annual Holiday Craft Market

The Holiday Craft Market is open at Finch Lane Gallery in The Art Barn from December 5 to 21. Market hours are: 10:00am-7:00pm Monday - Friday and 11:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Craft Market features handmade art works from local artists, and this year, includes the works of artists from the Living Traditions Festival.

The Art Barn is located at 54 Finch Lane (1340 East 100 South). 


Applications now being accepted for the Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF). The purpose of the 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.






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

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