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Last Chance to Weigh in on Boise's Zoning Code

Blake Hunter
Blake Hunter
Posted on June 6   |   Updated on July 6
Much of Boise will be rezoned if the zoning code rewrite goes through, affecting housing, business, and public use lands across the city. (City of Boise)

Much of Boise will be rezoned if the zoning code rewrite goes through, affecting housing, business, and public use lands across the city. (City of Boise)

If you want to submit written feedback on the zoning code rewrite, you’ve got until 5 p.m. this Thursday, June 8, to write to zoningrewrite@cityofboise.org.

After over a decade of planning, we’re just over a week out from the city council’s final decision on whether or not to adopt the zoning code rewrite. Here’s the schedule of hearings next week:

  • The hearing on Monday, 4 - 9 p.m., will be focused on presentations from city staff and neighborhood associations.
  • Tuesday, 2 - 6 p.m., is allocated for public testimony.
  • Wednesday, 4 - 9 p.m., will also be a public testimony hearing.
  • Lastly, on Thursday, 4 - 9 p.m., the city council will hear rebuttals, deliberations, and cast a vote.

There’s a lot at stake here. The question on a lot of people’s mind is: Will this increase housing affordability? City Cast Boise dove into that question and found some hope, but not everyone is sold on the possible changes.

If you don’t feel up for the 600+ page document, here’s the city’s final executive summary of the rewrite.

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