Kuna West Urban Renewal District
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.
Documents and Interactive maps related to the Kuna West Urban Renewal District:
2021 Annual Report & Public Notice:
Previous Annual Reports
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.
Interactive Map Showing Plan Boundaries and Priorities: Click Here to View