The North End Neighborhood Plan

The first draft of the North End Plan is here and ready for you to review and comment on.

For the past two years, North End residents, business owners, and advocates have worked hard together to make their voices heard. They attended large community meetings, worked in small committees, and filled out surveys. The result is a draft plan that reflects the ideas and vision of many community members and honors what makes the North End special to so many.

The North End Plan

The Plan and survey are available on the City’s project website:

The survey will be open until March 19, 2021.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call (208) 384-3830 for assistance.

CHAPTER ONE supplies a historical perspective of the “fine grain” of the neighborhood. It appears that the founders and subsequent planners of the growing city generated an environment that present-day residents value highly and wish to preserve. How did this pleasant situation come about?

CHAPTER TWO provides data about the planning area, contrasting it with similar data for the city as a whole. It includes information on population, housing supply, the transportation network, crime, etc. In the course of the last 130 years, the neighborhood has absorbed, adapted to, or endured change, but what seem to be recent trends? And are they desirable or not?

CHAPTER THREE details the policy and planning context in which this North End Neighborhood Plan was developed. This chapter summarizes relevant City of Boise and partner agency’s plans and policies as they relate to the North End neighborhood.

CHAPTER FOUR condenses the contributions of over 1,000 adults who attended workshops, contributed written comments, and responded to surveys between October 2019 and January 2021. This chapter identifies the themes, ideas, and visions that materialized during each phase of the planning process.

CHAPTER FIVE outlines the neighborhood plan framework, describing the neighborhood’s vision for the future, its core values, goals, objectives, and priority projects and actions.

CHAPTER SIX displays each of the plan’s six goals and associated implementation schedule for each project and action.

This document is expected to serve as a planning guide for the next ten to 15 years. The planning committee is grateful for the hundreds of people who have participated in the consideration of what this plan should say and the policies and project ideas it recommends.

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