Blueprint Boise Comprehensive Plan Minor Update

The City of Boise has compiled a master list of all City created and led plans, and those of other agencies in which the City is involved in implementing. Approximately City 120 plans were reviewed, plus an additional 56 plans owned by outside agencies that heavily impact the City of Boise.

As part of this effort to compile and organize a master list of all city created and led plans, the Comprehensive Planning Team has identified a list of plans that need to be retired or updated as part of this year’s Blueprint Boise minor update. As a result of the review, 11 plans have been identified for potential retirement and 31 plans have been identified to be adopted into the plan. The retirements and updates were submitted as a Comprehensive Plan Text and Land Use Amendment on March 31, 2020.

In general, plans relevant to the growth and functioning of the city are adopted by reference into the Comprehensive Plan and continue to incorporate the latest versions of adopted plans. This process, which includes the retirement of plans that are out of date, assists city planners, policy makers, residents, developers and other agencies in focusing on the plans most pertinent to their efforts. The plans proposed for adoption or retirement as a part of this minor update are outlined below and represent those that have been largely completed and/or superseded or integrated into more recent documents, as well as those that been in use and need to be added for a more complete document.

Plan Index: Adopt into Blueprint Boise

Plan Index: Plans to be Retired

Ada County Parks and Open Space Master Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Parks and Open Space Master Plan
  • Date: 2007
  • Department: Ada County Parks and Recreation
  • Agency: Ada County

Summary

The Ada County Parks and Open Space Master Plan establishes goals and policies necessary to ensure that adequate resources will be available to meet the current and future needs for parks and open space facilities and services in Ada County.

Justification

Ada County Parks and Open Space Master Plan complements existing City plans and policies and furthers the City’s partnership with Ada County to maintain and secure open space

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ACHD East Boise Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District East Boise Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
  • Date: 2017
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The East Boise Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was created to provide direction for the Ada County Highway District regarding prioritizing and developing future bicycle and pedestrian projects. The study area encompassed only the East End Neighborhood Association.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Fairview Avenue and Main Street Improvements and Local Streets Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Fairview Avenue and Main Street Improvements and Local Streets Plan
  • Date: 2017
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Fairview Ave/Main St Plan prepared by ACHD in cooperation with the City of Boise, proposes an expansion of the local streets network between Idaho St. and the I-184 Connector to decrease out of direction travel and increase connectivity for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. These local streets will be designed and constructed by developers through the redevelopment process. Components include reconfiguring Fairview and Main streets to provide three vehicle travel lanes, on street parking and protected bike lanes on one or both sides of the street, depending on available ROW. The Plan includes diagrams of a proposed new local east/west street located between Main and Fairview streets and a Fletcher St. connection between Whitewater Park Blvd. and 27th St.

Justification

  • Implements the City’s Transportation Action Plan
  • Will increase multi-modal connections in an area where development is anticipated
  • Implements the 30th Street Area Master Plan and the 30th Street Urban Renewal District Plan

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ACHD Master Street Map

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Master Street Map
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The ACHD Master Street Map was adopted in 2010 and first amended in 2013. The 2016 amendments affected the City through the following: added a layer of local streets to the map, removed roundabouts no longer feasible, made adjustments requested by partner agencies and changes to collectors that have occurred through approval of development applications, and corrected minor errors.

Justification

Updates the 2013 Master Street Map to meet current conditions

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ACHD North Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District North Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The North Boise Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan identifies future pedestrian and bicycle projects to promote safe, effective, and convenient walking and biking facilities for residents and visitors in the North area of the City. The study area is bounded by the foothills to the north and downtown Boise to the south. The study area encompasses the Sunset, North End, Central Foothills, Boise Heights, and Highlands neighborhoods, and the Somerset development area in the foothills.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Roadways to Bikeways Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Roadways to Bikeways Plan
  • Date: 2018
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Roadways to Bikeways Plan includes eight (8) new neighborhood-level bicycle and pedestrian plans and planning and engineering practices and innovative design treatments for pathways, sidewalks and bike facilities in Ada County and the City of Boise.

Justification

Replaces the ACHD 2009 Complete Streets Policy

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ACHD Southeast Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Southeast Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan
  • Date: 2013
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Southeast Walking and Biking Plan identifies future pedestrian and bicycle projects to promote safe, effective and convenient walking and biking facilities for residents and visitors in the Southeast Planning Area of the City.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Southwest Boise Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Southwest Boise Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
  • Date: 2018
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Southwest Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan focuses on making bicycling and walking comfortable, efficient and convenient forms of transportation for residents and visitors in the Southeast are of the City. The study encompassed the Southwest Ada County Alliance and South Cole neighborhood associations.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Northwest Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Northwest Boise Neighborhood Walking and Biking Plan
  • Date: 2015
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Northwest Walking and Biking Plan identifies future pedestrian and bicycle projects to promote safe, effective, and convenient walking and biking facilities for residents and visitors in the Northwest area of the City. The study area included the North West, Pierce Park and Collister neighborhoods.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Boise West Bench Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Boise West Bench Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
  • Date: 2013
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The West Bench Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan guides the future enhancement of bicycling and walking within the West Bench area of the City. The study area encompassed the City’s West Bench Planning Area.

Justification

  • Provides a list of prioritized bike and pedestrian projects developed though ACHD’s outreach efforts
  • Assists City neighborhoods and City team in annually recommending their highest priority bike and pedestrian projects for consideration in the ACHD Five-Year Work Plan

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ACHD Boise Whitewater and VMP Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Boise Whitewater and VMP Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Whitewater/VMP Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan identifies and prioritizes future bicycle and pedestrian projects in the West End and Veterans Park Neighborhoods. The Plan serves as a useful guide for City neighborhoods and the City team in making their annual recommendations for projects to include in the annual ACHD work program.

Justification

Identifies community priorities for future bicycle and pedestrian projects to promote safe, effective and convenient walking and biking facilities for residents and visitors in the West End and Veterans Park Neighborhoods

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Gateway East Economic Development District Project Area Plan

  • Plan: Gateway East Economic Development District Project Area Plan
  • Date: 2018
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Capital City Development Corp

Summary

Gateway East Economic Development District Project Area Plan provides a capital improvement program and funding plan for a portion of the eastern section of the Airport Planning Area. The Plan includes a list of public improvements and an Economic Feasibility Study which projects when funds from Tax Increment Financing within the district will be available to make those improvements.

Justification

The Gateway East Plan implements Blueprint Boise and furthers the City’s responsibility to plan for orderly growth, support economic stability and future development, and protect the Airport Influence Area. Capital City Development Corporation works with the City to develop and manage urban renewal districts.

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Shoreline Urban Renewal District Plan

  • Plan: Shoreline Urban Renewal District Plan
  • Date: 2018
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Capital City Development Corp

Summary

The Shoreline Urban Renewal District Plan identifies approximately 190 acres in and adjacent to Downtown Boise that meet the criteria for designation as an urban renewal district. The Plan includes a market analysis, revenue model, urban framework and infrastructure plans, as well as projected project costs, a feasibility model and capital improvement plan. The Shoreline Plan covers a 24-year period and may be revised during that timeline.

Justification

  • Shoreline Urban Renewal District Plan assists in securing infrastructure improvements and encouraging private as well as public investment in an area of the City with vacant and underutilized land and lacking sidewalks and other amenities
  • Improvements in this section of Boise in and adjacent to the southern side of the Downtown, will improve connectivity between downtown and the Boise River, stimulate investment, assist in addressing the City’s housing needs, integrate retail uses and services, and engender a more connected and diverse city

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Westside Downtown District Refresh

  • Plan: Westside Downtown District Refresh
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Capital City Development Corp.

Summary

The 2016 Westside Downtown District Refresh outlines a future for the area just west of Downtown Boise as a part of the downtown with a unique identity evolving from district neighborhoods. The Westside Refresh updates the 2012 Westside Downtown Framework Master Plan with the following recommendations:

  • Develop a proactive strategy for public investments primarily serving housing
  • Invest in Placemaking that support housing and creates a unique identity for neighborhoods within the district
  • Develop strategies that support housing
  • Amend the zoning code to reflect the vision

The Westside Refresh provides detailed lists of features and concept designs for four specific geographies and uses:

  • Culinary Quarter
  • Exchange District
  • Green Corridors + Connections
  • Linen District

Justification

  • Westside Downtown District Refresh assists in securing infrastructure improvements and encouraging private as well as public investment in an area of the City with vacant and underutilized land and lacking sidewalks and other amenities

Investments in this section of Boise in and adjacent to the southern side of the Downtown, will improve connectivity between downtown and the Boise River, stimulate investment, assist in addressing the City’s housing needs, integrate retail uses and services, and engender a more connected and diverse city

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Boise’s Energy Future: A Community-wide Energy Plan

  • Plan:Boise’s Energy Future: A Community-wide Energy Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Public Works
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

Boise’s Energy Future is a community-wide plan for using energy wisely and actively managing where the energy comes from to navigate toward increased use of clean, renewable energy by 2035.

Justification

Energy Future Plan moves the City and residents toward long-range goals of increased sustainability and decreased reliance on fossil fuels

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Boise Fire Department Master Siting Plan

  • Plan: Boise Fire Department Master Siting Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Fire
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The 2019 Fire Master Siting Plan provides a map of potential sites for expansion of City fire stations to meet the needs of the community as growth occurs.

Justification

2019 Fire Master Siting Plan replaces the 2007 Fire Master Plan Map

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Boise Parks and Recreation Department Stewardship Plan for the Riparian Corridor

  • Plan: Boise Parks and Recreation Department Stewardship Plan for the Riparian Corridor
  • Date: 2002
  • Department: Parks and Recreation
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Riparian Corridor Stewardship Plan provides a base inventory of vegetative cover type habitats and recommends maintenance and restoration measures to facilitate management in the Boise River riparian zone. The study area includes Boise Parks and Recreation Department’s greenbelt and 70-foot setback from the 6,500 cubic feet per second high-water line in the Boise River.

Justification

Riparian Corridor Plan provides data and recommendations to assist in implementation of the Boise River Resources Management and Master Plan

Boise River Trails Plan

  • Plan: Boise River Trails Plan
  • Date: 2009
  • Department: Parks and Recreation
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Boise River Trails Plan articulates the vision for a two-county, non-motorized system of trails along the Boise River. The Plan was adopted in 2009 by: Ada County, Canyon County, and Cities of Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, Middleton, Notus, Parma, and Star.

Justification

The River Trails Plan outlines region-wide goals and actions to secure a greenbelt path through Ada and Canyon counties. The Plan is an essential component in maintaining partnerships and seeking funding to expand and maintain the Boise River greenbelt

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City of Boise Cultural Master Plan

  • Plan: City of Boise Cultural Master Plan
  • Date: 2017
  • Department: Arts & History
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Cultural Master Plan is a comprehensive plan to advance strategies for future cultural investments throughout the City.

Justification

  • Cultural Master Plan lays a five to ten-year groundwork toward development of arts, culture and history in the City
  • Presents five goals and strategies to measure and to fully develop Boise’s lasting, innovative and vibrant culture

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Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards and Specifications Manual

  • Plan: Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards and Specifications Manual
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Downtown Streetscape standards assure continuity of design and materials to create a distinct identity contributing to a feeling of coherence and continuity in Downtown Boise.

Justification

2016 Downtown Streetscape Standards replace the 2007 Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards

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State Street Corridor Transit Oriented Development Plan

  • Plan: State Street Corridor Transit Oriented Development Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The State Street Corridor Transit Oriented Development Plan provides analysis, background and recommendations for the expansion of Valley Regional Transit service to include bus rapid transit on the State Street/SH 44 corridor, and design sketches, policy and zoning recommendations for four TOD nodes on State Street at Whitewater Park Boulevard, Collister Road, Gary Lane/Glenwood Streets, and Horseshoe Bend Road.

The TOD Plan offers a guideline for developers, investors, residents, policy makers and the City team to understand and implement the vision of mixed-use, high quality development necessary to achieve high capacity transit, and to assist the region in addressing transportation, housing, and employment challenges on the State Street corridor. Designs for transit stations and development types at each TOD node translate the transit corridor vision into graphics easily understandable to stakeholders and the general public.

Justification

  • Provides guidelines and designs to inspire high-quality, mixed-use development on the State Street Corridor
  • Recommends treatments for transit stations and transit movement on the State Street Corridor
  • Essential element in furthering City and regional goals to utilize land efficiently, to reduce the percentage of increase in vehicle miles traveled, increase transit service, and address the significant housing needs in the Treasure Valley. Supports several City focus areas including: Movement for Everyone, Home for Everyone and Energize Our Neighborhoods.

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Syringa Valley Specific Area Plan (SP-03)

  • Plan: Syringa Valley Specific Area Plan (SP-03)
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Syringa Valley Specific Plan (Plan) will guide development in the Southwest Boise Reserve Planned Community area as designed in Blueprint Boise. The Plan covers approximately 551 acres within the Reserve Planned Community Area which is defined as generally bounded by the New York Canal (NY Canal) and S. Cole Road on the west, extension of S. Orchard Street on the east, the extension of W. Latigo Drive on the north, and W. Columbia Road on the south. The Plan centers on the extension of W. Lake Hazel Road from Cole Road over the NY Canal to the extension of S. Orchard Street.

The Syringa Valley Specific Plan will guide mixed-use development over several decades; the development includes a range of housing types and densities, neighborhood commercial centers and a business campus.

Justification

Implements the City’s responsibility to:

  • Plan for future growth
  • Create a clear vision for the future
  • Establish a strong linkage between land use, transportation, the environments and urban design
  • Provide clear guidance at the planning-area level

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West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

  • Plan: West Downtown Neighborhood Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The West Downtown Neighborhood Plan identifies goals and actions for future development and design within the neighborhood which is a 65-acre area of twenty city blocks situated one-half mile northwest of Boise’s downtown core. The Plan provides a road map for the West Downtown which is poised to become an urban mixed-use neighborhood. The Plan paints a picture illustrating an urban lifestyle that is designed for all of West Downtown’s residents, workers, visitors and travelers.

Justification

  • West Downtown Neighborhood Plan culminates a one-year public planning effort to create a plan addressing current and future growth and the design of that growth in the West Downtown Neighborhood
  • Blueprint Boise recommends neighborhood plans be completed and updated where appropriate

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Communities in Motion 2040 2.0

  • Plan: Communities in Motion 2040 2.0
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

Communities in Motion (CIM) 2040 2.0 is the current Long-Range Transportation Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties. CIM forecasts how the region is expected to grow, anticipates the transportation needs to accommodate that growth, and prioritizes projects to meet those needs. The regional long -range transportation plan is updated every four years.

Justification

  • Regional long-range transportation plan forecasts a 20-year growth pattern and recommends transit, roadway, bicycle and pedestrian projects and expenditures to meet those needs
  • CIM is managed by COMPASS and provides direction on distribution of federal Highways and Transit funds within the region
  • The plan offers guidance on where future residential, commercial and employment would ideally be located to reduce the percentage of increase in vehicle miles traveled, utilize land efficiently, preserve agricultural lands, and secure a strong multi-modal system for the region.
  • CIM goals comply with and affect the City’s Comprehensive Plan

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Eagle Road Corridor Project Development

Multiuse Pathway Improvement, Phase 1 and 2

  • Plan: Eagle Road Corridor Project Development – Multiuse Pathway Improvement, Phase 1 and 2
  • Date: 2016
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

The Eagle Road Corridor Program addresses the need for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Eagle Road. Many gaps exist in sidewalks between Overland Road and Chinden Boulevard and there are no bike lanes. Phase 1 identified and prioritized pathway needs on the corridor. Phase 2 developed specific, programable projects for a continuous 10-foot pathway along four segments of Eagle Road in the following high priority areas:

  • Franklin Road to Pine Avenue (east side of Eagle Road)
  • Pine Avenue to Fairview Avenue (west side of Eagle Road)
  • Fairview Avenue to River Valley Street (west side of Eagle Road)
  • River Valley Street to Ustick Road (west side of Eagle Road)

Justification

  • Implements the City’s Transportation Action Plan
  • Multi-use pathway on Eagle Road correlates with the City’s “Safe Movement for Everyone” initiative and implements City and regional goals to increase multi-modal transportation options
  • Supports the City’s standard for a separated 10-foot-wide sidewalk along Eagle Road with an eight-foot minimum separation between the pathway and adjacent roadway

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Eagle Road Corridor Project Development

Multiuse Pathway Improvement, Phase 3

  • Plan: Eagle Road Corridor Project Development – Multiuse Pathway Improvement, Phase 3
  • Date: 2017
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

Phase 3 of the Eagle Road Corridor Program developed three application-ready, pre-concepts for pathway projects along the corridor. Projects were scoped for the following segments:

  • River Valley Street to Ustick Road (east side of Eagle Road)
  • Boise/Meridian City Limit to McMillan Road ((west side of Eagle Road)
  • McMillan Road to Chinden Road (both sides of Eagle Road)

Justification

  • Implements the City’s Transportation Action Plan
  • Multi-use pathway on Eagle Road correlates with the City’s “Safe Movement for Everyone” initiative and implements City and regional goals to increase multi-modal transportation options
  • Supports the City’s standard for a separated 10-foot-wide sidewalk along Eagle Road with an eight-foot minimum separation between the pathway and adjacent roadway

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Regional Rail with Trail Feasibility and Probable Cost Study

  • Plan: Regional Rail with Trail Feasibility and Probable Cost Study
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

The Rail with Trail Feasibility and Cost Study analyzed a trail alignment along the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in the Treasure Valley, connecting the Cities of Nampa, Meridian and Boise. The study is a high-level look at the most feasible alignment to create a backbone trail that local trails can tie to and branch off of and is intended to be the first step in the planning process to achieve a trail adjacent, parallel to and /or connected to the UPRR corridor.

Justification

  • Rail with Trail multi-use pathways have proven to be an effective use of existing rights-of-way to promote regional and local bicycle and pedestrian travel
  • 2019 study lays the groundwork for discussions with UPRR and partner agencies to consider the feasibility of a trail along the rail corridor from Nampa to Boise
  • Fulfills City and regional goals supporting alternative modes of transportation

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Valley Connect 2.0

  • Plan: Valley Connect 2.0
  • Date: 2018
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Valley Regional Transit

Summary

ValleyConnect 2.0 is Valley Regional Transit’s current six-year capital investment and service plan. ValleyConnect 2.0 establishes network design principles, establishes performance metrics, and establishes the themes for prioritizing projects.

Justification

  • ValleyConnect 2.0 replaces the 2006 ValleyConnect Plan
  • Implements the City’s Transportation Action Plan

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Bench / Valley Transportation Study

  • Plan: Bench / Valley Transportation Study
  • Date: 1995
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The Bench/Valley Study focused on a 33 square mile study area to consider what future transportation projects would be needed to accommodate future growth. The study area boundaries were roughly: Hill Road on the north, 27th Street on the east, Franklin Road/Rose Hill Road on the south and just west of Cloverdale Road on the west. The 1995 analysis included consideration of alternative transportation, travel demand management, and changes in public policy in addition to roadway needs. The study recommended projects in the near-term (10 years) and long-term (10-20 years).

Justification

  • The major roadway projects recommended in the Study have been constructed (Five Mile and Maple Grove extensions to Chinden, Ustick Extension, 30th Street Extension, Curtis Road widening)
  • The interchange proposed at Five-Mile Road/I-84 has since been deemed infeasible
  • Five Mile/Maple Grove River crossing, later renamed the Three-Cities River Crossing, is not under consideration at this time
  • New studies such as the Three-Cities River Crossing, SH 55, SH16, and State Street /SH 44 analyses have superseded the 1995 Bench/Valley Study

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ACHD Complete Streets Policy

  • Plan: Ada County Highway District Complete Streets Policy
  • Date: 2009
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Ada County Highway District

Summary

The 2009 Complete Streets Policy was the Highway’s District’s first effort to recommend street typologies and designs that complimented the context of the roadway. The context included land uses and roadway purpose, i.e., design of a local road would have different features than those of an arterial roadway.

Justification

  • ACHD’S 2018 Roadways to Bikeways Plan replaces the Complete Streets Plan
  • The Roadways to Bikeways Plan will be adopted as an action in the City’s current (2020) Blueprint Boise text amendment process

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30th Street Urban Renewal District Eligibility Report

  • Plan: 30th Street Urban Renewal District Eligibility Report
  • Date: 2012
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Capital City Development Corp

Summary

The 2008 Eligibility Report presented findings that the 30th Street Area met Idaho State Code requirements for designation as an Urban Renewal District. When the 30th Urban Renewal District Plan was adopted in 2012 it included the Eligibility Report, negating the need to retain the report as a separate document.

Justification

2012 30th Street Urban Renewal District Plan includes the 2008 Eligibility Report; the 2008 Report is no longer needed as a separate plan

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Boise Cultural District Master Plan

  • Plan: Boise Cultural District Master Plan
  • Date: 1998
  • Department: Arts & History
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The 1998 Cultural District Master Plan outlined a strategy to continue to expand downtown’s cultural identity in a cohesive, efficient manner.

Justification

2017 City of Boise Cultural Master Plan replaced the 1998 Plan

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East End Neighborhood Policy Guide

  • Plan: East End Neighborhood Policy Guide
  • Date: 1999
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The 1999 East End Neighborhood Policy Guide updated the 1988 Resident Recommendations for the East End Neighborhood to bring the earlier document into compliance with the newly adopted Blueprint Boise (1997).

Justification

  • 2019 East End Neighborhood Plan replaced the 1999 Policy Guide
  • 2019 East End Neighborhood Plan was adopted into Blueprint Boise following an 18-month plan development and outreach effort by the East End Neighborhood Association, the City of Boise Planning Team and BDS Consulting

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Boise Fire Department: Facility Master Plan

  • Plan: Boise Fire Department: Facility Master Plan
  • Date: 2007
  • Department: Fire
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The 2007 Fire Department Master Plan is an approximately 10-year planning map of existing and planned Boise Fire Department facilities.

Justification

  • 2019 Boise Fire Department Master Siting Plan replaced the 2007 Plan
  • 2019 Siting Plan will be adopted into Blueprint Boise as an action in the current 2020 Blueprint Boise text amendment process

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City of Boise Comprehensive Parks and Recreation System Plan

  • Plan: Comprehensive Parks and Recreation System Plan
  • Date: 2004
  • Department: Parks and Recreation
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The 2004 Parks and Recreation Plan laid out a plan and projects over a five-ten-year period for infrastructure and resource development. The plan was replaced with the 2011 Parks & Recreation Plan.

Justification

2011 Parks & Recreation Systems Plan replaced the 2004 Parks and Recreation Plan

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Communities in Motion 2035

  • Plan: Communities in Motion 2035
  • Date: 2010
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

Community in Motion 2035 laid out a 20-year transportation network for planning purposes for Canyon and Ada County.

Justification

Replaced by Communities in Motion 2040 in 2014

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Communities in Motion 2040

  • Plan: Communities in Motion 2040
  • Date: 2014
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: COMPASS

Summary

Communities in Motion 2040 (CIM) is the Long-Range Transportation Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties. CIM forecasts how the region is expected to grow, anticipates the transportation needs to accommodate that growth, and prioritizes projects to meet those needs. The regional long -range transportation plan is updated every four years.

Justification

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 Plan replaced CIM 2040 and will be adopted as an action in the current Blueprint Boise text amendment process

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St. Luke’s Health System Boise Facility Master Plan

  • Plan: St. Luke’s Health System Boise Facility Master Plan
  • Date: 1993
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: St. Luke's Heath System

Summary

The 1993 St. Luke’s Boise Facility Master Plan established the need for, and siting of, planned and potential construction on the St. Luke’s Downtown Boise campus over a 10-year planning horizon.

Justification

  • 2015 St. Luke’s Health System Boise Facility Master Plan replaces the 1993 Plan
  • 2015 St. Luke’s Plan was adopted into Blueprint Boise in 2015

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Valley Connect

  • Plan: Valley Connect
  • Date: 2006
  • Department: Planning and Development Services
  • Agency: Valley Regional Transit

Summary

Valley Connect was Valley Regional Transit’s twenty-year infrastructure and system plan for service expansion.

Justification

Valley Connect 2.0 will be adopted into Blueprint Boise with the current text amendment process and will replace the 2006 Valley Connect Plan

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Emergency Medical Services Master Plan

  • Plan: Emergency Medical Services Master Plan
  • Date: 2011
  • Department: Boise Fire Department
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The EMS Study was created in 2011 as a point in time evaluation that proposed solutions for long term strategic growth. In 2013 the Boise Fire Department joined the Ada County/City Emergency Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is a collaborative effort between multiple Ada County public safety agencies to maximize the allocation of tax dollars, minimize supply and resource duplication, and ensure consistency while delivering the highest level of emergency medical services to Ada County residents.

Justification

The collaboration and ongoing processes with ACCESS fulfilled the long term solutions detailed in the Boise Fire Department’s EMS Study of 2011.

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Metropolitan Arts Plan

  • Plan: Metropolitan Arts Plan
  • Date: 1996
  • Department: Arts & History
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Boise Metropolitan Arts Plan (MAP), approved in 1996, accomplished several important goals. Among these include the creation of a grant program for local cultural organizations and individuals – which allowed better public access to arts and encouraged the development of local creative initiatives and businesses; investment and growth of public art collection through the passage of the Percent for Public Art ordinance in 2001; and evolving the former Boise City Arts Commission into the national award-winning Department of Arts & History.

Justification

Major goals called out in the MAP that have been transitioned to newer plans: a mid-sized performing arts theater, live/work space for artists, centralized information center about the arts, and arts-related zoning, incentives, or required private participation to support the arts through permitting and other code.

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Boise River Riparian Stewardship Plan

  • Plan: Boise Parks and Recreation Department Stewardship Plan for the Riparian Corridor
  • Date: 2002
  • Department: Parks and Recreation
  • Agency: City Of Boise

Summary

The Riparian Corridor Stewardship Plan provides a base inventory of
vegetative cover type habitats and recommends maintenance and restoration
measures to facilitate management in the Boise River riparian zone. The study area
includes Boise Parks and Recreation Department’s greenbelt and 70-foot setback
from the 6,500 cubic feet per second high-water line in the Boise River.

Justification

Riparian Corridor Plan provides data and recommendations to assist in

implementation of the Boise River Resources Management and Master Plan

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North West Neighborhood Plan

  • PLAN: North West Neighborhood Plan
  • DATE: 2020
  • DEPARTMENT: Planning & Development Services
  • AGENCY: City of Boise

Summary

The North West Neighborhood Plan identifies goals and actions within an area of the City where significant growth is occurring. The Plan’s actions center on maintaining open space, trails and aspects of the neighborhood’s agricultural heritage as change and development occurs. The Plan presents principles to promote building and site design that fits into the context of the neighborhood and emphasizes the importance of retaining neighborhood characteristics that make it a desirable place to live. The Plan supports Transit Oriented Development along the State Street Corridor with design features and connectivity that complement the structure and fabric of adjacent neighborhoods.

Justification

  • North West Neighborhood Plan culminates a 13-month public planning effort to create a plan addressing current and future growth and the design of that growth in the North West Neighborhood
  • Blueprint Boise recommends neighborhood plans be completed and updated where appropriate

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Boise Airport Master Plan

  • Plan: Boise Airport Master Plan
  • Date: 2019
  • Department: Boise Airport
  • Agency: City of Boise

Summary

The Airport Master Plan recommends a long-term development plan involving all functional areas of the Airport, including runways and taxiways, passenger terminal, general aviation, support facilities, and ground access. A primary area of focus in this Master Plan recommends solutions to airfield issues at the Airport to include the removal and/or relocation of various taxiways, as well as threshold relocation and extension of Runway 10R-28L, along with associated lighting and instrumentation.

The Plan identifies future requirements and recommended locations for passenger terminal facilities, as well as for future public parking and associated ground access facilities. The provision of facilities to support general aviation operations and tenants at the Airport is also included in the plan with locations for future hangar facilities identified in the plan. The Master Plan also expands upon current planning efforts on the southeast section of the Airport regarding the implementation of a consolidated cargo facility and an additional airline maintenance facility.

Justification

The Airport Master Plan promotes the safety, health and economic strength of the City and provides development concepts, phased implementation plan and financial plan to plan for the expansion and sustainability of the airport.

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Boise Airport Updated Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Program

  • Plan: Boise Airport Updated Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Program
  • Date:  2015
  • Department: Airport
  • Agency:  City of Boise

Summary

The 2015 Airport Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Program prescribes specific standards for the measuring aircraft noise, estimating cumulative aircraft noise exposure using computer models, describing aircraft noise exposure (including instantaneous, single event and cumulative levels), coordinating Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) development with local land use officials and other interested parties, documenting the analytical process and development of the compatibility program, and outlines local and federal land use guidelines, as well as existing and future land uses, amongst other requirements.

Justification  

  • The Boise Airport is required to meet federal standards to improve compatibility between aircraft operations and noise-sensitive land uses in the vicinity of the Airport, while allowing the Airport to continue to serve its role in the community, state, and nation. 
  • Appropriate land uses and guidelines for development in the Airport Influence Zone are outlined in Chapters Two, Three and Four of Blueprint Boise.  Requirements for development in the influence zone are listed in the Boise City Zoning Ordinance.  

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