Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is a council appointed seven member volunteer board that plays a major role in nearly all aspects of the local planning process.  The Commission seeks to promote orderly growth, preserve the quality of Coeur d'Alene, protect the environment, promote economic prosperity, protect property rights, and foster the safety of its residents.  Additionally, the Commission promotes the public interest by helping citizens understand the planning process and providing opportunities for public comment.

The Planning and Zoning Commission's duties include:

  • To recommend and make suggestions to the council for the adoption of coordinated plans for the physical development of the municipality
  • To review proposed development requests according to the procedures and standards set forth in the Zoning Ordinance and other municipal codes
  • To recommend the boundaries of zoning districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein, make reports, hold public hearings and perform all other duties as may be prescribed by the Idaho Code and the City Code
  • To serve as the development impact fee advisory committee performing all duties prescribed by the Idaho Code
  • To comply with all city policies, procedures, and regulations

Planning and Zoning Commission Members:

Tom Messina, Chair 
    Jon Ingalls, Vice-Chair
Mark Coppess
Lynn Fleming
Peter Luttropp
Sarah McCracken
Phil Ward

Meeting Date:

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room, 702 East Front Street.

All meetings are open to the public and publicized to allow and promote public participation in the decisions of the Commission.

Please click here to go to the CDA TV Channel 19 page where you can view the latest Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

*Please note any final  decision made by the Planning and Zoning Commission is appealable within 15 days of the decision pursuant to sections 17.09.705 through 17.09.715 of     Title 17, Zoning.



Please click on the following links to access the City Code and planning-related resources

Subdivision Code (see Title 16) and Zoning Code (see Title 17)

Zoning District Information

2007 Comprehensive Plan

Informational Documents

Planning and Zoning Department

Staff Liaison: Traci Clark, Administrative Assistant, 769-2240

The Planning and Zoning Commissioners may be reached by mail at: 

[email protected]

Coeur d'Alene Planning and Zoning Commission
710 Mullan Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814