Zoning Map and Use Zones

Zoning Map and Use Zones

Zoning in Lewiston

Zoning is the separation of land uses.  Modern zoning began in the early 1900's when people in several towns in the Northeast built nice homes for themselves and discovered that the land next to theirs was not just attractive for homes, but attractive for such things as fat-rendering plants or pig farms.  The people with the nice homes then went to their city councils and requested that only houses be built in their neighborhoods.  City councils then adopted ordinances setting up zones limiting the type of land uses in certain parts of the city.

Zoning depends on an official map showing the boundaries of land use zones.  Within each zone, a list of permitted uses is developed.  Such uses are generally referred to as uses permitted outright.  Additionally, another list is developed of special uses that may be permitted when certain conditions are met.  These special uses are usually referred to as conditional uses.


Form and Impact Based Zone (FIBZ)

The City of Lewiston recognizes the value of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers as assets to the community and aspires to be the premier small-town waterfront city; facilitate the enhancement of the waterfront as a recreational, social and economic activity center; and enhance the vitality of beautiful, downtown Lewiston. The Form and Impact Based Zone (FIBZ) was developed to help implement the goals of the Waterfront Plan for the Downtown Waterfront Plan Sub-Area and is intended to create a vibrant mixed use, pedestrian friendly, architecturally pleasing environment.

Click here to view the boundaries of the FIB Zone.

Click here to view the most recent draft of the FIB Zone.



City of Lewiston Area of City Impact Boundary Map

City Ordinance No. 4709 Updating the City of Lewiston Area of City Impact Boundary Map


City of Lewiston Zoning Map

Zoning Map


Use Zones in Lewiston