The city determines that a specific geographic area is eligible for urban renewal activities based on criteria in Idaho State Code and authorizes CCDC to prepare an urban renewal plan for this area. CCDC prepares the plan along with an economic feasibility study, required by state code, and a long-term master plan that addresses such issues as land use, building and site design, public improvements, civic spaces such as parks and plazas, transportation, pedestrian and bicycle routes and parking. CCDC then submits the plan to the City Council for adoption.
Currently the agency is implementing four such plans: Central District, River Myrtle-Old Boise District, Westside Downtown District and 30th Street District.
The Central District essentially is the downtown core. It is the oldest urban renewal district in Idaho,
formed in 1965 and set to close in 2017. The district is 34 acres. Download the Central District Master Plan.
The River Myrtle–Old Boise District was formed in December 2004 and will close in 2024.
Originally created as the River/Myrtle district in 1994, this district was expanded in 2004
with the addition of the Old Boise area and other smaller parcels. The district is 340 acres, divided into two subdistricts with separate master plans:
Download the Old Boise–Eastside Master Plan
Download the River Street–Myrtle Street Master Plan
The Pioneer Corridor vision is an outgrowth of the River Street–Myrtle Street Master Plan. It is a project to reconnect downtown and the Boise River through redeveloping a historic walkway and the River Street neighborhood it passes through. The Corridor vision includes better bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, new mixed-use residential redevelopment and celebration of the neighborhood's cultural history. For more information go to the Pioneer Corridor page.
The Westside Downtown District was created in 2001 and will close in 2025. The district is
144 acres. Download the Westside District Master Plan.
The 30th Street District was created in 2013 and will close in 2033. The district is 246 acres. Download the 30th Street Master Plan.
Other related master planning projects:
Blueprint Boise – Boise City
Blueprint for Good Growth (BGG) – Ada County and the BGG Consortium
Ada County Bicycle Master Plan – Ada County
Communities in Motion – Community Planning Association (COMPASS)