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 Types, Street Types,Building Types, Open Space, Landscaping, Parking and Signs. The images are designed to be context sensitive to the Wasatch Front and demonstrate what is possible through good design.
Wasatch Choice for 2040 Visual Library
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.
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.