The Community Planning division implements, through the development review process, the Ada County, Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, and Star Comprehensive Plans in effect and the standards of the Ada County Zoning Code. Zoning standards determine how a property can be used and the location of structures.
Our division also works with the Ada County Historic Preservation Council (volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners) to encourage the preservation of historically and culturally significant sites and structures throughout Ada County.
What is the difference between the Community Planning and Strategic Planning divisions?
The Community Planning Division of Ada County Development Services processes land use applications. We rely on the Ada County and Idaho Zoning Ordinances and the Ada County Comprehensive Plans to determine approval or recommendation of approval to our Planning and Zoning Commission/Board of County Commissioners. The Strategic Planning Division works on long range planning by creating the Ada County Comprehensive Plan and other projects such as the Master Facilities Plan and Coordinated Growth Strategy.
What can I do with my property?
Each property has unique opportunities and challenges. For more information regarding what you can do with your property, please call our office at 208-287-7900.
What is the difference between the Ada County Development Services Planning & Zoning Division and ACHD?
The Ada County Highway District’s Traffic Division is responsible for planning, designing and managing efficient traffic flow and traffic safety throughout Ada County. The Ada County Development Services Planning & Zoning Division processes land use applications for properties located in unincorporated Ada County.
Does Ada County Development Services have jurisdiction over the cities within Ada County?
Each city within Ada County has their own planning departments that process land use applications and manage future growth. Their jurisdictions cover all properties that are within city limits. The Ada County Development Services Planning & Zoning Division processes land use applications for properties located in unincorporated Ada County.
Meet the Team
Community Planning Manager, AICP, CFM