Kuna Urban Renewal Agency

History of the Kuna Urban Renewal Agency:

The City of Kuna established an Urban Renewal Agency on April 3, 2011 through Resolution (R21-2011). The City of Kuna explored the concept of establishing a district several times in the last twenty years, but never formalized a District. City Council officially appointed a Board of Commissioners to this agency effective March 17th, 2020 (Resolution R23-2020).

In 2019 & 2020, the City went through an education process to talk about what financing tools were available to cities to help with economic development initiatives. In June 2019, the City partnered with JUB Engineers to put on an education workshop as well as several outreach events with public partners to explore options. In October 2019, the City hosted an Economic Development Strategic Planning Workshop which also prioritized considering Urban Renewal for Kuna.

The City is currently working on an eligibility study process to establish what areas could be eligible for a potential Urban Renewal District. The draft study will be available here shortly after it has completed legal review. The Board of Commissioners will hold their first official meeting on April 24th at 1:00 pm to review the eligibility study, formalize bi-laws, and consider next steps.

Board of Commissioners (3 Year Terms):

  1. Seat 1: Todd Cooper (Term Expires January 2022)
  2. Seat 2: Rocco D’Orzio (Term Expires January 2023)
  3. Seat 3: Winston Inouye (Term Expires January 2023)
  4. Seat 4: Greg McPherson (Term Expires January 2024)
  5. Seat 5: Tayler Tibbitts (Term Expires January 2024)

Upcoming Meetings:

April 24th, 1:00 pm (via Zoom for Board Members, live streamed for public on the Kuna Economic Development Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KunaEconDev/).

The meeting agenda and packet for all meetings can be found here: https://www.kunacity.id.gov/93/5127/Agendas-Minutes

Questions about Kuna Urban Renewal?

Contact: Lisa Holland, Economic Development Director, 208-559-5926, lholland@kunaid.gov