Zoning Code Rewrite

Updating Boise's Zoning Code

The Boise Zoning Code Rewrite is the City of Boise’s effort to review and update Boise's Zoning Code, also known as the Development Code, to ensure the future design and development of our city enables more walkable, dynamic spaces for everyone.

With this update, we will be exploring tools that create developments that better preserve and enhance community character, integrate with existing neighborhoods and align with the city’s comprehensive plan, Blueprint Boise.

The new zoning code will aim to:

  • Simplify the regulations and development review process
  • Modernize the zones and development standards
  • Incentivize developments that integrate various transportation modes and a mix of uses at targeted growth locations throughout the city

Project Timeline

Timeline indicating we are at Fall 2022 Consolidated Draft Code Including Module 3 (process and procedure)
Project Timeline

Where We Are: Module 3 + Consolidated Draft

The zoning code rewrite has been a multi-year process that has required collaboration and community engagement with residents to shape Boise’s future. We are grateful to those who have participated along in the process to provide feedback and comments on earlier drafts. The city is pleased to release the consolidated draft below.

Download Consolidated Draft (PDF)

*Latest draft code updated October 25, 2022

Digital Open House

An online digital open house was created for residents to explore an overview of the information presented in Module 3. We hope this provides useful context to accompany the draft Module 3 and the community conversations.

Launch Digital Open House

Conversion Map

The latest conversion map was released in July 2022. We are still collecting feedback on the conversion map and it has not been updated since August, but we encourage you to explore the map and send us your comments. An updated conversion map will be released in Winter 2022/2023.

Conversion Map

Community Development Tracker

The City of Boise is pleased to bring a Community Development Tracker for the public to view what types of projects and developments are happening in our city and where they are at in the planning process. We hope you find this tool informative and useful. As we continue to workshop this tool, we want your feedback! Tell us how we can improve and things you would like to see it do.

Explore the Community Development Tracker

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Citywide Advisory Committee

The committee is made up of 20 Boise residents who represent a dynamic group of community members across cultural backgrounds, genders and technical and personal experiences.

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