EnergizED Workshops

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EnergizED is Energize Our Neighborhoods’ workshop series that focuses on motivating, engaging and connecting Boise’s residents by giving them the information they need to become champions for change on a neighborhood level. 

Summer Series

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Planning & Development Review

Boise’s Current Planning division works to ensure that new developments and other land use changes throughout the city help Boise achieve its goal of becoming the most livable city in the country. Its staff are responsible for helping both the public and applicants navigate the hearing process, regardless of the ultimate decision. They can provide guidance for filing applications and submitting both written and verbal testimony. There are multiple opportunities throughout the development process for the public to ask questions, state concerns and help shape the nature of a project. Join us to learn more about the planning process and ways you can be involved in development within your neighborhood!

Planning & Development Review Presentation

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Design Review

Virtually all commercial, industrial, office and multi-family residential zones have Design Review approval requirements. The Design Review process protects property rights and values, enhances important environmental features of the city and ensures that the general appearance of buildings and site improvements are consistent with the goals of the city. Join us for an EnergizED workshop to learn more about the ways Design Review impacts our neighborhoods!

Design Review Presentation

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Blueprint Boise and Neighborhood Planning

Want to learn about how the city plans for the future? Boise's Comprehensive Planners discuss Blueprint Boise, the city’s 20-year long-range plan and how residents can help shape the future of their neighborhoods through Neighborhood Plans.

Blueprint Boise Presentation

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Zoning 101

Zoning is the law that helps implements the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Come learn how the City of Boise’s zoning ordinance shapes our neighborhoods.

Zoning 101 Presentation

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Past Events

Healthy Community Series (April 2019)

  • Building a Sense of Community
  • Activating Your Neighborhood
  • Hosting a National Night Out Event
  • Neighborhood Event Planning

Housing (October 2019)

  • Grow Our Housing: Keeping Boise Livable for Today + Tomorrow
  • Housing Affordability in Boise
  • Accessory Dwelling Units: A Current Look at Invisible Density
  • Better Together: Why Private Development and Public Interests are not Parallel Universes

Leadership Development (Jan-Feb 2020)

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Retention
  • Community Organizing
  • Planning to Create Action
  • Mapping Community Assets

Energize Hour Workshops

  • Making Our Environments Last (February 2016)
  • History of the Vista Neighborhood (February 2016)
  • Safety First! (March 2016)
  • Growing Your Own Garden (April 2016)
  • Reverse Weatherization (May 2016)
  • Personal Safety & Self-Defense (June 2016)
  • Code Enforcement (July 2016)
  • Emergency Preparedness & Wildfire Safety (July 2016)
  • Vista Neighborhood History (walking tour) (August 2016)
  • Safe Routes to School (October 2016)
  • Personal Safety (November 2016)
  • Applying for Tax-Exempt Status (January 2017)
  • Neighborhood Branding (February 2017)
  • Community Leadership (March 2017)

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