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
Use Zones in Lewiston