Hildale City General Plan
Hildale City is in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, and near desirable destinations such as Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Today, the majority of Hildale residents have lived in the community for five years or less in part because there have been significant changes to the social fabric of the community. This has led to is has led to increased growth pressure that has not been the case in the past. Many of the public assets (i.e. infrastructure, water rights) are not currently under the direct control of the City, but with its limited resources, Hildale City continues to support new growth and improve its municipal services. A newly-appointed Planning Commission has expanded the City’s community development capacity and is helping investigate ways to increase land use compatibility and support quality development.
Recognizing the complexity of issues in their community, and knowing that public interaction would be a particular challenge, Hildale City partnered with Rural Community Consultants to develop its first stand-alone general plan. A key component of this initiative was also to include a separate implementation strategy that was tied directly to the most important goals in the community vision.