Modern Zoning Code Documents

Adoption Documents

Downtown Boise with flowers along the foothills

Together with the community, the City of Boise has developed a modern zoning code to make sure the future design and development of our city protects the character we love and creates more dynamic, walkable space for everyone. On June 15, 2023, Boise City Council unanimously recommended approval of the modern zoning code with some modifications. The new code will be effective December 1, 2023.

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Executive Summary

The Executive Summary summary outlines major changes in the Modern Zoning Code with reference to specific sections of the code so you can learn more on each topic. The Executive Summary was creative before City Council approved the new code; modifications were made by council and those are not reflected in the summary.

Executive Summary

User Guides

The following User Guides provide a helpful overview of specific zones in the proposed Modern Zoning Code.

User Guide - Traditional Residential (R1C)

User Guide - Compact Residential (R-2)

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