The January 9, 2024 Post Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting was a (relatively) quick meeting focused on two public hearings bringing another subdivision into the city as well as a zoning request inside of an annexation request running concurrently. Both requests were approved and will be brought to City Council in the coming weeks.
PUBLIC HEARING: Boyd's Landing First Addition Subdivision
The planning & zoning commission approved moving forward with a decision regarding a new subdivision in the larger Boyd’s Landing subdivision. Northern Lights Development, the development arm of Hallmark Homes, bought this piece of property at the same time they were working to create the neighboring subdivision. This new area, a 4.87-acre plat off Bogie Dr. between Greensferry and Cecil Rd, is zoned R-1 and the developer wants to subdivide it into 19 single family lots.
PUBLIC HEARING: Arche Annexation
Arche Idaho LLC is trying to annex 14.7 acres into the city of Post Falls; today’s hearing is to request that the zone within that annexation be designated as Community Commercial Services (CCS). This is not an annexation request, just a zoning request. The annexation will go to city council with the CCS zoning recommendation that came out of this commission hearing.
The Future Land Use Map shows that this area is destined to be a Business/Industrial zoning and, according to staff, the CCS zoning “aligns with the area context and could provide opportunities for local businesses to occupy highly visible and accessible commercial space while minimizing adverse impacts on the street network.” One commissioner commented that he believes the CCS zoning is a better use of this area instead of Business/Industrial because of the surrounding subdivisions. Keep an eye on the Future Land Use Map updates in the future; this may be an area that changes zoning designation to all Commercial instead of Business/Industrial but there are still a few more years before the Comprehensive Plan is adjusted.