Kuna Urban Renewal Agency

What is an Urban Renewal District and how is it formed? Click Here to read a detailed FAQ Sheet.

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 Urban Renewal Agency approved an eligibility study on April 24th and the Kuna City Council adopted the eligibility study on May 19th, 2020. The council then directed the URA to work on a District Plan. 

The City held two public workshops on August 27th (at noon and at 6) to collect community feedback. The recording of that workshop can be found here: (Facebook Live Stream of Public Workshop) Or, click here for the PowerPoint Slides from the Public Workshop

The agency made some minor modifications to the eligibility study in a Special meeting on August 27th, which was also adopted by City Council on September 1st, 2020. 

The council then directed the URA to work on a District Plan. The plan was also reviewed by the Kuna Planning & Zoning Commission for its conformance with the City’s Comprehensive Plan on October 27th, 2020 with a recommendation of approval to City Council. State code requires as a final step that the plan is reviewed by City Council in a public hearing which occurred on November 17, 2020 where City Council voted to approve the Urban Renewal District.

If there are any questions about Urban Renewal, please reach out to Lisa Holland, Economic Development Director for the City of Kuna at lholland@kunaid.gov or 208-559-5926, or the City Clerk's office at cityclerk@kunaid.gov.

Documents and Interactive maps related to the Kuna West Urban Renewal District:

2020 Annual Report & Public Notice:

DRAFT 2020 Annual Report Notice - Public Review March 3rd, 6:00 PM
DRAFT 2020 Annual Report Document

Resolution URA01-2021 Approving the annual report for calendar year 2020

Eligibility Study: Click here to download the Eligibility Study for the Kuna West Urban Renewal District

Supplement to Eligibility Study: Click here to view a brief supplement to the original Eligibility study with some minor corrections/additions.

Kuna West Plan: The Kuna West Plan has been approved by the URA Commission, and the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Kuna City Council voted to approve the Kuna West Plan on November 17, 2020 by Ordinance 2020-32.

Click to view:
Kuna West Plan
2020-32 Approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the Kuna West Urban Renewal Project
Kuna West Urban Renewal Project Recorded Maps & Legal Descriptions

Interactive Map Showing Plan Boundaries and Priorities: Click Here to View

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)

(Past Meeting) October 7, 2020 6:00 pm - Review of the Urban Renewal District Plan. The URA Commission, Staff and Consultants met virtually via Zoom (live streamed for public on the Kuna Economic Development Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KunaEconDev/). For anyone wishing to provide public comment, please reach out to Lisa Holland: lholland@kunaid.gov.

(Past Meeting) October 27, 6:00 pm - the Kuna Planning & Zoning Commission reviewed the proposed plan to ensure it matched the needs of the City's Comprehensive Plan, and they recommended approval to City Council.

(Past Meeting) November 17th, 6:00 pm - Kuna City Council held a public hearing to review the proposed Urban Renewal District Plan.

(Past Meeting) December 2nd at 6:00 pm - Kuna Urban Renewal Agency Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

The Urban Renewal Agency meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm in 2021*.

No Meeting for April. The next meeting is May 5, 2021.

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

Questions about Kuna Urban Renewal?

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