The landscape of growth, transportation, and open space has a big impact on our quality of life. Together they affect our cost of living, time spent commuting that could be spent with friends and family, air we breathe, how we enjoy our free time, and the neighborliness of the communities in which we live, among many other things. The Wasatch Choice for 2040 (WC2040) Vision, originally adopted by the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) in 2007, considers how growth, transportation, and open space can be shaped for the next few decades, in ways that will improve the lives of residents in the Wasatch Front area. WC2040 will be replaced by the new Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision, scheduled for completion in 2019.
The WC2040 Vision was the result of participation of thousands of residents. Beginning with the Envision Utah effort that led to the Quality Growth Strategy in 1999, residents from across the region came together to explore a variety of potential future scenarios and the benefits and shortcomings of each. Through additional workshops and public input, that vision was refined to a more specific vision for the Wasatch Front region. Through this process participants coalesced upon nine Regional Growth Principles and a Vision Map, that focuses on a few distinct strategies for growth.
For additional information regarding the WC2040, please contact Ted Knowlton.