Envision Coeur d'Alene is Coming Together:


Since we kicked off Envision Coeur d’Alene in September 2019, there have been thousands of in-person and online conversations about the future of Coeur d’Alene. Using this self-guided tour, we need your help in reviewing the draft Envision Coeur d’Alene Plan policies and future land uses. The following sections step through each major element of the document. Choose your own path. Watch a video, take the survey, drop in for a question and answer session. The choice is yours. We want to hear what you think!


There’s a lot here so take your time and feel free to come back, you don’t need to do it all at once.


What is Envision Coeur d'Alene?


It’s a plan for the future. Envision Coeur d’Alene is a citywide plan and roadmap for our community’s future! This project is a collaboration between the City of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 (a non-profit community visioning organization for greater Coeur d’Alene).

For information about the public engagement that has informed the plan, check out this video: ADD LINK  The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is a good resource, too. 


The Plan


Envision Coeur d’Alene is broken into four sections. Watch this video [ADD LINK] to see how each section is organized and what it includes.


Part 1: Plan Background and Organization establishes the foundation of the plan and an overview of comprehensive planning requirements in Idaho. To view Part 1, click here [ADD LINK]


Part 2: About Coeur d’Alene provides a general overview of the community demographics, city parks, neighborhoods, the transportation network, and includes economy and market position within the region. To view Part 2, click here [ADD LINK]


Part 3: Policy Framework describes the Plan’s vision, six guiding principles, and supporting goals and objectives. We want your input. Click here to see more information [ADD LINK to Policy Framework section]


Part 4: Land Use and Design describes the existing land use patterns within the City and introduces a series of Place Types that will guide future growth within the Coeur d’Alene ACI. To view Part 4, click here We want your input. Click here to see more information [ADD LINK to Future Land Use section]


We Want Your Input on the Policy Framework


The Policy Framework is a critical part of the plan. It provides policy guidance for the City and also includes specific actions that will be completed over time. Not everything will happen at once. This is a long-term vision that will take years to realize.


Click here [ADD LINK] to take the survey to help us prioritize recommended actions or tell us what’s missing. What should we do first? 


We Want Your Input in the Future Land Use Map


How should Coeur d’Alene grow over time? The community has told us they want walkable neighborhoods with services, great parks and schools, and quiet neighborhoods. The Future Land Use Map establishes a vision for realizing that future. Click here [ADD LINK] to watch a video about future land uses in Coeur d’Alene.


What do you think? Click on the Future Land Use Map to provide us your comments:


Talk with City Staff


Sometimes you have questions that need a conversation. We’re here for you. Attend one of our virtual drop-in sessions to ask questions or schedule an in person meeting with City staff.


Register for a virtual drop-in session on June 23rd





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: Analyze Existing Policies and Conditions

This phase of the project includes review of existing documents for elements that should remain in the updated plan(s). Also, existing conditions for transportation and the region's economic climate will be completed to establish baseline results for future phases.

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: Feedback & 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.