Welcome to the Brighton Long Range Planning site. The long-range planners for Brighton work on long-term planning efforts that will shape the community over time. Most commonly, long-range planners work on the General Plan for a community which guides the goals, vision, and actions of the Town. After the General Plan is adopted long-range planners assist the community in achieving its goals in the form of physical projects, policies, or legislative changes. Click on the General Plan page to learn more about it.
About the Brighton Community
Residents of Brighton, Utah voted to incorporate as a Town in 2018. The Town of Brighton was officially formed on January 1, 2020. Brighton has municipal authority, with both a Planning Commission and Council. However, the Town receives municipal services through the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District.
Although Brighton is a new Town, its history is rich. The community's Silver Lake hosted the first ever Utah Pioneer Days in 1857. In 1870, Brighton was homesteaded, and immigrants built a hotel to accommodate recreationists and visitors. The area has provided important resources to residents, including silver ore and timber that built much of early Salt Lake City.
Today, Brighton is an important recreation destination for residents and tourists. The Town hosts two world-class ski resorts: Brighton (established 1936) and Solitude (established 1956). Hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails abound in the surrounding Canyon.