Type 4 Applications

Rezone from R-1A (Residential Large Lot) to R-2 (Residential Compact)

map showing corner with R-1A zoning, R-2 zoning right next to it, and MX-3 zoning behind the two previous properties.

Type 4 applications are major decisions reviewed and decided by City Council. They may first go to another body, such as the Planning and Zoning Commission, for a formal recommendation.

EXAMPLE: The owner of a large R-1A (Large Lot Residential) lot wants to rezone their property to R-2 (Residential Compact) in order to subdivide and build a row of townhomes.

WHY TYPE 4: All Type 4 applications are required to have a public hearing under the Local Land Use Planning Act (LLUPA). Changing the city zoning map is a legislative decision, which are made by the City Council. Note: the application for a rezone may go under a different Type and follow a different process.

Type 4 Process for Rezone

Timeline starting with Concept Review Meeting (25%), next a neighborhood meeting, then a mid-process review meeting with staff, then an interdepartmental review (50%), then an application is submitted (100%), a staff report is conducted, then a Public Hearing and Recommendation: Planning and Zoning Commission and lastly a Decision is made by City Council

Public Involvement

  • Project visible on Community Development Tracker
  • Neighborhood meeting
  • Transmittal (agencies, neighborhood association) and mailed notice when application is submitted
  • Mailed notice when application is submitted
  • Published notice in the Idaho Statesman
  • Public hearing
  • Appeal to District Court (Boise City Council makes final city decision)

More examples of applications that follow this process:

  • Annexations
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Subdivisions
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Old Process

Timeline starting with Pre-application meeting (0-100%), then a neighborhood meeting is held, next an application is submitted, then agencies and partners review, next a staff report is conducted, then a public hearing and decision: Planning and Zoning Commission, and finally a public hearing and decision: City Council

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