Kuna Urban Renewal Agency

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

We want your feedback as we work through the planning process! At this point, the City has adopted an eligibility study, and the next step is to create a District plan for consideration. Here is a link to potential projects being considered for the plan along with a map of the study area. If you'd like to leave any comments, please feel free to email lholland@kunaid.gov and also copy cityclerk@kunaid.gov.

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

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 Urban Renewal Agency is now crafting a district plan for consideration. The plan will need to be approved by the Urban Renewal Agency, the Planning & Zoning Commission, as well as City Council before it could be adopted.

Eligibility Study: To view the Kuna West Urban Renewal eligibility study and area under consideration, click here to download.

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

Draft Plan: To view the draft of the Urban Renewal District planning process, click here.

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:

October 7, 2020 6:00 pm - Review of the Urban Renewal District Plan. The URA Commission, Staff and Consultants will be meeting virtually via Zoom, though City Hall will be open for any member of the public who would like to participate. (it will also be 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. 

November 4th, 6:00 pm - Kuna City Council will hold a public hearing to review the proposed Urban Renewal District Plan.

The Urban Renewal Agency meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm in 2020*.

Note* The September 16th Meeting is Cancelled, and the URA agency will instead have a regular meeting on October 7th at 6:00 pm.

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