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.


Hot Topics!


Salt Lake City Resident Transit Pass Program 

We are very pleased to announce the new Hive Pass will go on sale beginning March 1!

The Salt Lake City Resident Transit Pass Program is an innovative new approach to make riding transit more convenient for Salt Lake City residents. By offering this pass, we are continuing the work of addressing air quality and environmental issues. We have a great and growing network of transit options both within the City and across the Salt Lake Valley. The transit pass will provide a tremendous value for our residents.


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




New comprehensive plan will be the vision document for Salt Lake City.



CED Administration

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