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Posted on: June 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Idaho Falls to Hold Meeting on South Downtown Plan


(Idaho Falls, ID) -- The City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services Department will hold an informational meeting with residents of the south downtown area and the public to talk about the Idaho Falls South Downtown Plan, a proactive planning document designed to guide development for the future in the south downtown area. 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Idaho Falls Library.  The first meeting with residents will begin at 6 p.m. and the open house for the public will begin at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held in meeting room two. 

In 2018, Idaho Smart Growth, in partnership with the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, conducted background research providing information and initial public outreach for the Idaho Falls South Downtown Plan. Building upon that work, the City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services department formed the South Downtown Steering Committee, comprised of residents, landowners, developers, and interdepartmental city staff.

In April, a design charrette was conducted with the steering committee formulate ideas to aid in the development of the area. The charrette allowed feedback which provided a framework for the draft plan.  That framework will be the plan presented to residents and the public at Wednesday’s meeting.  Residents and the public will be able to provide critical feedback and recommendations to be incorporated into the draft South Downtown Plan.

“The south downtown area’s proximity to amenities and central location makes it prime for reinvestment. The South Downtown Plan is intended to be a proactive planning document which guides development in the area’s future,” said Community Development and Services Director Brad Cramer.  “Guiding this evolution through a shared community vision is paramount to preserve the areas historic character and to facilitate positive business development.”

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Media Note:  For more information or to arrange interviews with city staff, please contact Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306.

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