Boise's Historic Districts
Boise has ten designated historic districts that serve as visible reminders of the historical, archaeological, architectural, educational, and cultural heritage of Boise. Boise's historic districts represent and comprise special community qualities that draw residents to live, work, and play in these places. The districts afford protection to the city's streetcar suburbs, Boise's agricultural history, and many unique structures that represent the varied architectural styles found across Boise.
The Historic Design District (referred to as the HD-O Overlay in the code) includes any area designated as such by the zoning ordinance that includes such historic buildings, sites, structures or objects as the Historic Preservation Commission my determine to be appropriate for historic preservation. This may include contributing, non-contributing, or undeveloped properties, and may be residential, non-residential (commercial) or a combination.