Long Range/Comprehensive Planning
Boise's Comprehensive Planning division provides long-range
planning and policy analysis through the preparation, maintenance
and administration of the Comprehensive Plan. They also
conduct special planning studies as requested by the City Council,
and sits on a wide variety of boards and committees.
The Comprehensive Planning division participates with the
Community Planning Association (COMPASS), Ada County Highway
District, Idaho Transportation District, the Division of
Environmental Quality, Chamber of Commerce, school districts and
others in preparing demographic projections, traffic studies and
What is the Comprehensive Plan?
Blueprint Boise, Boise's
comprehensive plan, is a long term (20 year) plan for the growth of
the City. It includes a land use map depicting the expected type
and location of future development in the City. The land use
map works in conjunction with zoning to direct development to
appropriate locations and in desirable amounts. It also depicts
areas that the City expects to annex over time.
- The Comprehensive Plan's chapters address policies in detail.
The chapters include a variety of maps which show the distribution
of schools, parks, fire stations, sewer lines, historic districts
- Comprehensive Plan policies are implemented through zoning,
project review, capital improvement programming and/or budgeting,
and a variety of other means.
- The Comprehensive Plan was prepared over a four-year period
with extensive citizen input and review and was adopted by the City
Council in November 2011.
- The City will review the plan at the end of each year to
determine whether conditions in the community or the desires of the
citizens have changed enough to warrant revision of the plan.