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Feb 13

Residential Parking

Posted to FYI - Community Development by Neeley Rimal

What is a recreational vehicle?
A vehicular unit primarily designed for recreational and vacation use, which is either self-propelled or is mounted on or pulled by another vehicle, including but not limited to a travel trailer, a camping trailer, a truck camper, a motor home, boat, a fifth-wheel trailer and a caravan (Definitions - Recreational Vehicle).

Where am I allowed to store my RV?

Recreational vehicles, which have been kept in reasonable repair and operable condition, may be located in a detached or attached garage, or other accessory building, or parked in the rear yard or side yard and screened from front yards and streets by a wall, fence, gate, landscaping, or other suitable screening material (Section 1710).

Are there any restrictions regarding where I can park?

In all zoning districts, not including RV’s, vehicle parking is not permitted in any required front yard setback areas, except on driveways located in residential zones that directly access a garage or carport (Section 1903). Additionally, it is unlawful to park or store any vehicle within the front or side yard of a single-family residence unless such parking or storage is on an improved, dustproof parking surface, such as concrete or asphalt or crushed rock or aggregate that is a minimum of three inches thick. All crushed rock or aggregate must be contained by a permanent border (Section 1903).

Am I allowed to live in my RV?

A recreational vehicle may be occupied temporarily by family members or guests of the owner. However, no recreational vehicle may be occupied for more than thirty (30) days (Section 1710).


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*The information in this form is up to date as of November 2017. Details and references may change without notice. The Vineyard City Zoning Ordinance should be checked for greater clarity and further information. See the Vineyard City website at or call (801) 226-1929 for more details.

Dec 08

Top 10 Things to Do in Vineyard this Holiday Season

Posted to InVineyard by Bethany Bee

Vineyard has plenty to offer residents and visitors during the Holiday Season.  From now through New Year’s, here are some fun things to do right here in Vineyard as you celebrate the holidays!

1 with hot chocolate and grab a drink textGrab a festive treat.  Warm-up (or cool down) after a day of running errands with a hot or cold drink and a treat from one of our nearby shops such as Starbucks, Swig, Beany’s to Go, or Dairy Queen.

Number 2 with envelope and Write a letter to Santa

Drop off treats for a new neighbor.  Welcome a Vineyard newcomer to your neighborhood by dropping off a small gift or treat and introducing yourself.  Search Pinterest for inexpensive gift ideas and attach a tag with a clever pun.

3 with tree and Attend our Christmas Tree Lighting

Come to the tree lighting ceremony.  Vineyard will light a new tree display at Penny Springs Park on Friday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.   Bundle up and enjoy visiting with neighbors, sip a cup of cocoa, and walk around the pond on a festive, lighted path which will feature art by talented members of the Vineyard Youth Council.

4 with Santa and donate a gift to those in needBe Santa for the day.   Make a wish or two come for children in our community by purchasing gifts for our Sub for Santa program.   Choose some gift tags from our giving tree in the City Offices.  Return the tags with new, unwrapped presents back to the office by Dec. 1

5 with sled and Go sledding textGo sledding.  After the snow falls, find a small hill and enjoy after-school sled runs in the freshly fallen snow.

6 with cookie and Drop off treats to a neighbor textDrop off treats for a new neighbor.  Welcome a Vineyard newcomer to your neighborhood by dropping off a small gift or treat and introducing yourself.  Search Pinterest for inexpensive gift ideas and attach a tag with a clever pun.

7 and movie tickets with Watch a movie at the Megaplex textPlan a date night at the Megaplex.   Treat yourself and your family to some downtime at one of the new releases at the Megaplex.  Whether you are enchanted by Disney’s Encanto or are looking forward to the openings of West Side Story or Spiderman: No Way Home, there’s something playing for every movie lover right now.  End your night out with an ice cream cone from Brooker’s or grab some wings from ‘Bout Time.

8 with Christmas lights and Look at the holiday lights text

Look for Holiday Light Displays throughout the City.  Vineyardians love to decorate their homes and yards for the holidays.  Drive, walk, or bike around a new-to-you neighborhood to see sparkling lights and festive decorations.

9 with shopping bags and shop for gifts and eat dinner textPick up dinner after a busy day of shopping.   Reward yourself for finishing your holiday shopping by stopping by one of Vineyard’s eateries to dine in or take out a meal for an easy weeknight dinner.   Choose from delicious cuisine at Happy Dragon, Umami, Mo Bettah’s, or Panda Express or grab pizza at Slab or Little Caesars.

10 with snow shoesHit the trails for a winter workout.   Vineyard’s beautiful trails are maintained all year round.  Whether you are jogging, biking, snowshoeing, or on a leisurely family stroll, enjoy Vineyard’s native landscape and peace and quiet out on the trails.

Jul 07

Homestead Development Agreement Amendments

Posted to Vineyard City Council by Neeley Rimal

Residents within the Homestead community may be interested to know that last week the Vineyard City Council approved several amendments to the Homestead Development Agreement. Several changes were made to the document in an effort to simplify requirements and to provide allowances for current development patterns within the community. The approved amendments are three-fold, which include:  

  1. Providing greater allowances for fencing materials and removing restrictions to solid white vinyl fencing;
  2. Clarifying architectural requirements for new residential structures; and
  3. Simplifying minimum square footage for homes within each neighborhood.

For more details of the new agreement please refer to the June 28, 2017, City Council staff report found here.

The Homestead Development agreement starts on page 27 and runs through page 60. If there are any questions please contact Morgan Brim, Community Development Director at 801-226-1929 or email at