City of Boise
Idaho

Ordinance
ORD-48-19

AN ORDINANCE (CAR19-00017 FOR PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED ALONG THE STATE STREET CORRIDOR, BETWEEN 11TH STREET AND 19TH STREET, AND THE MAIN STREET CORRIDOR, BETWEEN 16TH STREET AND 22ND STREET) AMENDING ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY TO CHANGE THE BASE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF REAL PROPERTY PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE OF THIS ORDINANCE FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) TO PEDESTRIAN COMMERCIAL (PC); SETTING FORTH A REASONED STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF SUCH ZONE CHANGE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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Department:Planning and Development ServicesSponsors:
Category:Zoning/Rezoning

Financial Impact

None

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NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

 

Section 1.              That the base land use zoning classification of the following described lands within the city of Boise City, Idaho, as set forth in Exhibit A (Map) are amended and reclassified from General Commercial (C-2) to Pedestrian Commercial (PC), pursuant to the procedures and requirements of Title 67, Chapter 65, Idaho Code, Title 11, Chapter 6, Boise City Code, and the Boise City Comprehensive Plan, as a result of changed circumstances and to promote the public health, safety and welfare.

 

              Section 2.              Pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-6535, the Boise City Council hereby adopts the following Reasoned Statement:

 

Reasoned Statement

 

The proposed rezone is consistent with the approval criteria of Boise City Code Section 11-03-04.3. It complies with Blueprint Boise, including a number of policies that encourage neighborhood-serving mixed-use development and new housing and infill development that does not require the costly extension of infrastructure. Principle PDP1.2 promotes zoning allowances to support high-density residential and mixed-use development. Principle NAC11.3 provides direction to remove barriers and update zoning districts to reflect the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan. Principles ES1.4 and CC1.1 promote compact, walkable development patterns that support transit and reduced vehicle emissions. Principle PDP1.1 recognizes the Downtown, major corridors, and designated activity centers as priority infill areas.

 

The proposed rezone areas are designated “Compact,” “Downtown Mixed Use” and “Mixed Use” on the Land Use Map, adjacent to two major corridors (State Street and Main Street), and within the Downtown Regional Activity Center. Specific to the Downtown Planning Area, Principle DT-CCN1.2 supports the development of a vibrant mix of uses, including office, retail, services, and housing. Principle DT-CCN1.4 encourages urban building forms in the Downtown that create well designed, activated streetscapes that encourage pedestrian activity. Principle DT-CCN1.5 discourages the development of auto-oriented uses and building forms. Finally, Principle DT-CCN1.6 recognizes the importance of residential neighborhoods that surround the Downtown and the symbiotic relationship that exists between the two regarding providing housing for Downtown workers and customers for Downtown businesses. The proposed rezone will benefit the general public. Increased density and services in a concentrated area within the Downtown will minimize the impact of sprawl on outlying areas of the community and encourage development that allows individuals to walk, bike, or make use of public transportation. Finally, the proposed rezone will not create any issues of compatibility with surrounding zoning and development. The surrounding area consists of established residential and commercial uses and zoning. The associated update to the PC zoning standards will ensure future development is compatible with adjacent properties.

 

Section 3.              The zoning maps of the city of Boise City, Idaho, are hereby changed, altered, and amended to include and insert the real property described in Exhibit A hereof in the land use classification therein described.

 

Section 4.              That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication.