Lost in the 50s
Schweitzer Outback Boal
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Sandpoint has grown dramatically in recent years, with equally dramatic changes in terms of transportation, housing, and civic infrastructure. Additional factors have pushed middle and lower-income families to the outskirts or to neighboring towns, increasing traffic and changing Sandpoint's character.
Issues like these caused the City to commission a complete overhaul of its current comprehensive plan, a document first adopted in 1977. The new plan addresses a 20-year horizon, and will be used to guide policies related to land use, transportation, natural resources, housing, and more.
2009 Sandpoint Comprehensive Plan (full document)
- Chapter 1 - Introduction
- Chapter 2 - Community Profile
- Chapter 3 - Community Design
- Chapter 4 - Land Use
- Chapter 5 - Housing
- Chapter 6 - Transportation
- Chapter 7 - Recreation
- Chapter 8 - Public Services, Facilities and Utilities
- Chapter 9 - Economic Development
- Chapter 10 - Natural Resources and Hazardous Areas
- Chapter 11 - Special Areas or Sites
- Chapter 12 - Implementation
- Appendix A - Acronyms and Definitions
- Appendix B - Idaho Regulatory Takings Act Guidelines
- Appendix C - Land Use Map
- Appendix D - Functional Roadway Classification Map
- Appendix E - Potential Wetlands Map
Results of the Community Photo Survey - See how our community views Sandpoint's current:
Caviar and Corndogs - a movie that gives a fun perspective of Sandpoint, submitted by one of its residents.
Vision Workshop: Group exercises to help establish broad-brush goals for Sandpoint – what should life here be like in 20 years? Help define Sandpoint's “Vision statement.”
Issues and Priorities Workshop: Presentation and exercises to turn vision concepts into planning goals, and begin prioritizing them in ways that make sense for Sandpoint.
Strategies & Choices Workshop: Presentation illustrating various strategic approaches Sandpoint's plan might take – evaluate, critique, and help improve the plan's overall direction!
Alternative Workshop: Presentation of growth strategies as refined by the last meeting, research, and the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee's summer outreach.
Policy Workshop: Presentation of previous workshop and steering committee results, draft land use strategy group review of draft vision, land use plan, evaluation of policy alternatives.
- Context Area Designation Definitions
- Meeting Presentation
- Draft Land Use Plan Map (current City Limits)
- Draft Land Use Plan Map (including Area of City Impact)
- Draft Vision Statement
- Summary of Comments
Public Comment Portion of Steering Committee Meeting