The secret is out that Kootenai County is one of the best places to live and consequently we have seen the explosive growth that has occurred over the past twenty years. KEA is actively involved with land use planning in the county and is committed to being an advocate for local grassroots groups that are also concerned with the negative consequences of poorly planned development on the environment and their communities.
Latest Land Use Topics
The deadline to submit comments on the draft Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is tomorrow, Friday, January 13th. The Restoration Plan is meant to provide a comprehensive strategic framework to [...]
A huge thank you to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch who introduced a bill earlier this month to protect 13,900 acres in north Idaho as wilderness. The Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act of 2016 would protect approximately [...]
There is an ever expanding atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety that surrounds presidential election years like 2016. But don’t let your fascination with activity on the national stage eclipse another very important showdown-the local elections. [...]
Tonight the Coeur d'Alene City Council is being asked to annex 172 acres of Blackwell Island, Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River and change the zoning to Commercial At 17 Units/Acre (C17). This request [...]
Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — Goethe For the first time, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) has been introduced [...]
On June 6th, the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners adopted a "new" Land Use and Development Code. Previously, the County operated under a patchwork of separate ordinances pieced together over the past four decades. Ordinances [...]