General Plan & Studies

2017 Commercial Core Implementation: Active Transportation 

Thanks to a grant from the Wasatch Front Regional Council and Salt Lake County, the town is preparing to launch a project that will follow up on the Commercial Core Plan. The goal of this project will be to identify potential “active transportation”–walking and biking–infrastructure projects within downtown Alta, and to develop several project ideas into conceptual designs. Please check back here for more information about public meetings and the project ideas the team is studying over the next few weeks.

Introduction to Project Area, Current Conditions, and Project Types
Interactive Webmap: Follow the prompts to provide input on transportation issues in downtown Alta.
Materials for September 11 2017 Project Open House
February 16 2018 Planning Commission Presentation

General Plan

Click on the link to view the 2005 Town of Alta General Plan. The General Plan was updated in 2013 to include a vision statement (pg. 1) and Section 4.3, Town Center Commercial (page 15), and again in 2016 to include Section 4.3.A Commercial Core Plan.

Please address any comments or questions to John Guldner at or call (801)363-5105 or (801)742-3522.

Special Plans and Studies

The Town of Alta has conducted, and participated in, numerous studies on aspects of the future of Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Please click the links below for downloadable .pdf-format documents:

2019 Active Transportation Implementation Plan
2018 Dark Sky Presentation to Alta Planning Commission 
2018 Dr. Glenn Haas Rapid Assessment of Albion Basin Recreation Managment
2016 Commercial Core Plan
2016 Commercial Core Plan Appendices
2015 Alta Vision and Values Workshop
2015 Town Center Concept Sketch and Massing Study
2012 Mountain Transportation Study (executive summary)
2012 Waste Management Study
2011 Albion Basin Transportation Feasibility Study
2009 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
2009 Re-thinking Alta-A Presentation by Myles Rademan (slides)
2008 Community Center Study
2006 Town of Alta Signage Plan
2003 Community Center Feasibility Study
2003 Alta Economic Analysis
1993 Ecological Characterization and Functional Evaluation of Albion Basin
1993 Ecological Characterization of Albion Basin, part 2
1989 Salt Lake County Wasatch Canyons Master Plan

*note that some of these files are uploaded in lower-resolution versions; contact Chris Cawley, Assistant Town Administrator, at to access full resolution versions.

The Town of Alta Municipal Building is located on Main Street Alta, opposite the Alta Lodge.