Coeur Housing / Missing Middle / Infill Housing

The Coeur Housing Committee is working with the City’s planning staff on developing an infill housing code for the City of Coeur d’Alene. The Coeur Housing Committee will look at areas of the city that are appropriate for the new infill/missing middle housing code. What types of units and how many of units will also be discussed and vetted through.

Mission Statement

To create a new Infill Housing code that will allow additional housing units that are quality in design, in areas of the city that are appropriate.

Infill Housing Committee Members:

  • Kevin Jester – Architects West (Architect)
  • Shauna Clark – First Light Properties (Builder & Designer)
  • Josh Suhr – CDA Association of Realtors (Realtor)
  • Jef Lemmon – JL Design Build Group (Architect & Builder)
  • Dennis Cunningham – Activewest Builders (Developer)
  • James Caper – Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho (Executive Director)
  • Chad Oakland – Northwest Realty Group (Relator/Builder /Developer)
  • Greta Snodgrass– Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty (Realtor)
  • Nicole Kahler – CDA 2030 (Executive Director)
  • Rob Orth – Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty (Broker/Realtor)
  • Tom Messina – City of Coeur d’Alene (Planning Commissioner)
  • Woody McEvers - City of Coeur d’Alene (Council Member)
  • Nick Granier – North Idaho College (Marketing Director)

New Infill Housing Code: Timing

Tasks Completed


1.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 1: February 28, 2020
2.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 2: June 10, 2020
3.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 3: July 23, 2020
4.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 4: August 27, 2020
5.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 5: October 1, 2020
6.  Update City Council on Coeur Housing Progress:  October 20, 2020
7.  Coeur Housing VIRTUAL Community Meeting on Zoom: November 19, 2020     

Tentative Schedule and Next Steps

  1. Coeur Housing Committee Workshop – 7:  December

          (Coeur Housing Draft Code Review)

  2. Joint Workshop – 8:  January

          (Joint Workshop with Coeur Housing Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council)

  3. Planning Commission Hearing on new Coeur Housing Code: February

  4. City Council Hearing on Coeur Housing Code Adoption: March  

These dates are subject to change based on input from the Community Meeting on November 19th and feedback requesting additional public input.