Phase One of the Valley Visioning project took place from October of 2018 through April 2019. A total of 12 public workshops were held across Utah County in which over 400 people were engaged. In addition, the online survey received 2,700 responses. The following document summarizes stakeholder outreach and public engagement to identify the top priorities for Utah County through 2050. It was found that safe and neighborly communities, economic opportunity, and natural recreation contribute most positively to resident quality of life while traffic, poor air quality, and crowding contribute most negatively. Looking forward, Utah Valley residents and visitors feel the highest priorities should be managing water, improving transportation, reducing air pollution, and improving education.
The results, comments, and strategies gathered during this phase will be incorporated into different growth scenarios for Utah County. In phase two of the project, these scenarios will be developed and modeled for a variety of impacts including traffic, air quality, water usage, economic growth, housing prices.