Waterfront Planning Initiative
The City of Lewiston has been working to develop a long-range plan for development and redevelopment along the Snake River and the Clearwater River. The Community Development Department has researched existing river-front related plans, conducted a walking survey and photo inventory along the rivers, conducted a community open house about the project, had a promotional and input booth at the LCBCA Home Show, and conducted a community survey. The information collected from these efforts was compiled, organized and reported to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council at public meetings. The riverfronts were divided in to seven planning areas, or sub-areas. The information gathered was presented in terms of priorities in the following categories:
Parks and Recreation
City planners have begun drafting a new chapter for the City’s Comprehensive Plan to deal specifically with riverfront development and redevelopment, taking into consideration community priorities. The Comprehensive Plan is the City’s long-range planning and development guide. It lays the groundwork for zoning, subdivision of land, and Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council actions related to community development.
The overall premise and goal of this Waterfront Plan is as follows:
The City of Lewiston recognizes the value of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers as an asset to our community and desires to be the premier small-town waterfront city; to facilitate the enhancement of the waterfront as a recreational, social and economic activity center; to enhance the vitality of Beautiful Downtown Lewiston; to improve the natural and functional qualities of the rivers; to improve river and waterfront access; and to recognize and build upon the different characteristics, opportunities and constraints of the different areas along the waterfront.
plan was presented as an amendment to the comprehensive plan at the January 13, 2010 Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing and continued to the March 17, 2010 meeting where the Commission voted unanimously to recomend approval of the draft to the City Council. At the March 17, 2010 meeting the following renderings were presented. This plan was adopted by the City Council on April 26, 2010. These renderings are not planned projects, but rather architectural interpretations intended to help people visualize potential and to generate discussion.
Waterfront Rendering Page 1
Waterfront Rendering Page 2
Help us plan the future of our riverfronts! If you would like additional information about this project, please contact:
Joel Plaskon, Planner, (208) 746-1318 Ext. 7202.
Proposed Zoning Map