Coeur d'Alene to Host Second Virtual Meeting to Discuss Coeur Housing and Neighborhood Compatibility on January 27, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Posted: 1/22/2021 12:13:39 PM
COEUR D’ALENE – A second public meeting is being held virtually next Wednesday to receive input and feedback from neighborhood groups and community members on Coeur d’Alene’s proposed infill housing code to be known as “Coeur Housing.”  The Coeur Housing Code will help guide development of infill housing in the community with different housing product types to be allowed in certain areas of the city depending on proximity to jobs, services, employment, transit, and trails, and zoning.  A major focus of the Coeur Housing Code is neighborhood compatibility and design.  Some neighborhoods will be excluded from the infill housing code based on existing CC&Rs and/or single-family only designations, as well as locations within the city limits that are not considered walkable or bikeable.  Part of the purpose of the meeting is to obtain input and recommendations on historic neighborhoods to determine if these areas should be excluded or limited to specific housing types and lot sizes.   


An infill housing committee was formed in February of 2020.  Since that time, the committee has been meeting and working with the City’s planning staff on infill housing topics that pertain to properties within the City of Coeur d’Alene with the goal of amending the Zoning Code to allow additional housing product types that are quality in design. Staff and committee members hosted a virtual public meeting on November 19, 2020.  Participant feedback showed a desire for more discussions with the community and neighborhood groups on this topic, and further consideration of historic and established neighborhoods.  The City’s Historic Preservation Commission and the consultants preparing a historic preservation plan for Coeur d’Alene have discussed the Coeur Housing Code in relation to historic neighborhoods and will continue to be consulted to ensure neighborhood compatibility.

All Coeur d’Alene community members and neighborhood groups are invited to attend the upcoming meeting to ask questions and provide input and recommendations to ensure that the draft code addresses neighborhood compatibility.  The meeting format will be a Zoom webinar with a presentation, live polling, and an opportunity for input and questions.  Attendees will have an opportunity to be called upon on to speak, similar to council and commission meetings.     

The virtual meeting will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2020 on Zoom from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

To participate in the Zoom meeting, please follow the instructions below.

By Computer:

By Phone (Toll Free):

1-877-853-5257 or 1-888-475-4499


Meeting ID: 966 3603 6604

Passcode: 558800

Background and information about Coeur Housing and links to the previous virtual meeting are available on the City’s website at:

For more information about the proposed Coeur Housing Code, please contact Mike Behary, Associate Planner, 208-769-2271.