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Audit says Utah needs to build 28,000 units a year – Deseret News

A new legislative audit released Tuesday warned “time is running short” for Utah policymakers to take action on the state’s growing housing problems, calling on lawmakers to require the creation of a statewide strategic plan.

Legislative auditors concluded Utah needs to build almost 28,000 units of housing a year to keep up with the state’s forecasted growth while signaling a continued prevalence on single-family homes rather than higher-density housing would be a “recipe for trouble as Utah continues to grow.”

Auditors also concluded Utah lawmakers should consider ways to “increase zoning density on a wide scale” and implement more “incentives and penalties for noncompliance” with the state’s housing goals to “ensure local government compliance.”

Auditors floated policy options like tying existing land use requirements to projected population growth (seen in states including Oregon and California) and considering “upzoning,” or requiring local governments to allow more homes to be built on less land. They pointed to policies in Oregon, Minnesota and Pennsylvania as possible examples, as well as an aggressive upzoning law in New Zealand.

Even though Utah cities issued a record number of building permits from 2020 to 2022,  “cities that prefer single-family homes or low-density zoning can use their