Lots is happening in Kearns! Check back often for updates or information on new projects. Please contact your long range planner if you are interested in getting involved or learning more.
4700 S Reconstruction Project
Kearns is working with West Valley City and UDOT to make improvements to 4700 S, from 4000 W to 5600 W. The project will replace ageing pavement, improve safety, and reduce traffic congestion. The reconstruction will add bike lanes along 4700 S, as well as new curb, gutter, and sidewalk that meets ADA requirements. Construction will continue through 2023. Learn more by visiting the 4700 S Project Website, or sign up for project updates by emailing 4700SReconstruct@gmail.com.
Project Hotline: 385-255-7772
Kearns Active Transportation Plan
Kearns and Magna were awarded funding through Wasatch Front Regional Council's (WFRC) Transportation and Land Use Connection Program. The grant funds an active transportation plan for each community. Kearns' plan considers walking and biking connections across the community, and focuses on safe and comfortable facilities for users of all ages and abilities. The project will be completed in Winter 2022/2023. Learn more by visiting the Active Transportation Plan Website.
Kearns ADU Ordinance Revision
On November 28th, 2022, Kearns adopted an amendment to its Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance. The amendment reduces required setbacks for existing accessory structures (such as garages) that are later converted to ADUs. The intent of the ordinance is to provide Kearns residents a reasonable opportunity to build accessory dwelling units, while protecting and preserving the public health, safety, and general welfare. The amendment supports the vision of Kearns' Moderate Income Housing Plan, and can be read by visiting the Utah Public Notice Website.
Comprehensive Code Re-write
Kearns is currently working on revisions to Title 18 (Subdivisions) and Title 19 (Zoning) of its municipal code. The revisions are intended to ensure ongoing compliance with Utah State Code and to align municipal ordinances with the vision of the General Plan. The community expects to start holding public meetings on these revisions in January or February.