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Current Engagement Opportunities 

Current engagement opportunities include new surveys that can be found on the "Participate" page (link at top of page) and/or check out the Growing Better Better Places board game and play with your friends and family!

Stay Engaged With Project Updates


Stay tuned! Staff is planning four quadrant meetings to reach out to the public with focus on specific portions of the city. 

Growing Better Places Game

As part of the public engagement tool-kit, MIG (the City's consultant) has crafted a board game with current city land uses and streets where players can influence growth of the city in the future. This game can be used both as a modeling tool and to start planning conversations among participants. The city has five (5) copies to checkout for groups interested in learning more about urban planning of our area. Where would you build a school or a park? Where would you allocate mixed use development?  Lake access? Should the city expand into the Area of City Impact (ACI) and how does slope affect those decisions? Here's your chance to design the city as you see fit with your friends, family, colleagues, or any group you assemble. 


If you are interested in checking out the game contact Sean Holm by either phone 208.767.7401 or email at [email protected]


All staff asks is that you record your results and share them with us (feedback sheet is provided) then return the game promptly for the next group.


For groups of 8 or more in semi-public locations, Sean is willing to facilitate the game and answer questions as his schedule will allow! 

Current Timeline

Launch Event

Imagine Coeur d’Alene in 20 years...

What is your vision for your community? 

Join us on September 26th!

The City of Coeur d’Alene, in partnership with CDA 2030, is hosting a public kick-off and visioning workshop for the Coeur d’Alene Comprehensive Plan. On September 26th, please join us for an evening of community discussion about potential visions and ideas to address future growth in Coeur d’Alene over the next 20 years. The workshop is family friendly and light refreshments will be provided.

Phase 1: Project Analysis and Framework


Phase 2: Visioning

Second, the City and CDA 2030 will produce a clear, validated picture of the city's future embodied by a succinct vision statement. This phase will involve extensive community engagement.

Phase 3: Planning

The third phase is the technical and analytical portion of the project, with consultant MIG focused on researching, modeling, mapping, and analyzing a number of topics including, but not limited to, the following: population growth, environmental sustainability and climate change, hazard mitigation, cultural and historical resources, and economics.

Phase 4: Land Use Modeling, Mapping, and Economic Analysis

Fourth, the City and MIG will explore and develop land use concepts and alternatives based on theory, data, and community preferences. A land use plan (including a land use map) will be developed, and an economic analysis will be performed on that plan.

Phase 5: Refinement

A draft citywide plan will be presented to the community, and ultimately the City Council and CDA 2030 Board of Directors, for review and approval.

Approval and Publication

The final plan is scheduled to be approved and published by December 31, 2020.

Envision Coeur d’Alene Implementation

Following completion and approval of the Comprehensive Plan update, implementation begins January 2021.