Implementing Centers

Implementing Centers Community Assessments

What is the tool?

Implementing CentersThe Implementing Centers tool is a mechanism for communities to assess barriers to development of higher density, mixed use centers and develop strategies to overcome these barriers.


  • The Community Development Guidebook helps the user better understand proper development, barriers to it, and strategies to overcome those barriers. It provides a plan for the community to allow and welcome positive development
  • The three Pre-Development Checklists allow you to specify the process to your area in question.
  • The Market Analysis report provides a regional market perspective of the Wasatch Front, while also providing site specific reports for catalytic sites throughout the region. The document also provides a market analysis methodology that communities can follow to produce their own report to better understand their current market conditions.
  • Analysis of local transit station areas in the Demonstration Site Analysis report provides examples of common barriers to development and can be used as a template for reporting this information.

What is the objective?

The objective of this tool is for users to go into the visioning, planning, and development process having taken all of the appropriate steps before hand. The Implementing Centers tool ensures confidence that the correct measures have been taken to identify the full potential of the site.

Who would benefit?

The Implementing Centers tool is appropriate for use in any community looking into redevelopment opportunities. Planners, developers, and anyone else looking into redevelopment could benefit from this tool.


The tool provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to identify barriers and possible solutions. It is a positive addition to any effort because it facilitates a process that is both educational as well as adaptable to any specific site. The tool is a fundamental guide to creating vibrant communities.

What does the tool require?

The Implementing Centers tool is free. Under the Wasatch Choice for 2040 vision, this tool was created to be a free resource for any community involved or interested in redevelopment. Internet access is required to use the assessment tool.

Achievable Outcome

  • Confidence that the correct measures have been taken to identify the full potential of the site
  • A comprehensive research background on the area and exploration of possible development scenarios
  • Clear development expectations and a strategy for moving forward
  • A plan that is designed to be executed
  • Construction of solid, sound developments that work well within the fabric of their communities, that catalyze economic development, and encourage efficient mobility
  • Predictable outcomes for the future supported by the vision and general plan
  • Developments that are more likely to succeed due to the careful and thorough process undertaken

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