Wasatch Choice for 2040 Visual Library

The assembled Wasatch Choice for 2040 Visual Library is an image gallery of best practices and development concepts of the Wasatch Choice for 2040. Images are categorized into  Place TypesStreet Types,Building Types, Open Space, LandscapingParking and Signs.  The images are designed to be context sensitive to the Wasatch Front and demonstrate what is possible through good design. 

The image library is intentionally broad to appeal to different community needs and projects, as we have found many planners requiring images. Where most professionals have the need for quality images, they do not always have access to them. This resource aims to meet the image needs of many users and could be utilized for a variety of planning purposes, such as: visual preference surveys, illustrating examples of good design in planning documents, form based ordinance work, in presentations and many more.

The Visual Library is intended to be a collaborative and on-going process that will update as new examples and design emerge in this ever changing field. Feel free to use and source any images from this library as long as they are used not for profit purposes. Images should be credited to Wasatch Choice for 2040 Visual Library, unless directed to give more specific credit in the comments of the individual image.  If you wish to submit an image, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Form Based Code

While Zoning Code and Long Range Plans must address the broad goals of their community, it is important to be aware of and to communicate their localized effect through visual examples. In using the Image Library it is important to consider not only what is desired for your community now, but what the design of future growth will look like. While attempting to recreate exactly what is shown in these images is often neither feasible nor desirable, having an idea of what can be achieved is helpful in any stage of the planning process. These images are particularly useful in providing examples for zoning codes that have an emphasis on form and design. Dense code language can often lose sight of the realities it will produce on the ground and descriptive images are useful in explaining design concepts. The categories into which the images are sorted directly correlate with chapters in the Wasatch Choice for 2040 Form Based Code Template and Manual.