Community Vision + Branding

Issue Background

The neighborhoods located within Cedar City possess distinct identities that reflect the values of the community: stability, character, tradition, and “green space”. Encouraging the conservation of these qualities, and ultimately, improving the building upon them while preventing the onset of blight and deterioration are priorities of the previous general plan.

Cultural and aesthetic enrichment are hallmarks of Cedar City. These factors combine to produce a community identity that is, often, the envy of cities throughout Utah and many other areas of the southwestern United States. Cultural and aesthetic enrichment is found in the quality of open space, streetscapes, and physical design of the community, as well as the cultural, educational and arts programming. It means making Cedar City a place of continuous enrichment for its citizens and a place of value that is sought out and desired by visitors.

Emerging Issues

Potential Goals and Investments

  1. (from previous plan) Identify the cultural and visual qualities and attributes that contribute to the unique character of Cedar City and endeavor to retain and enhance these qualities.
  2. (from previous plan) Recognize unique areas or districts within Cedar City and develop design guidelines, development standards and ordinances, as appropriate, to protect the qualities within these areas that are valued by the citizens.
  3. (from previous plan) Encourage new development to move beyond the City’s minimum site design and architectural standards through a system of development incentives.
  4. (from previous plan) Establish methods of way-finding within the City to identify unique districts and to guide tourists and visitors to their destinations.Continue to advance Cedar City’s economic and cultural prominence through comprehensive planning, management and marketing.
  5. (from previous plan) Continue to support the performing arts, and the variety of festivals and events, that set the City apart from other communities in the state and the region.