Missing Middle / Infill Housing

The Infill Housing Committee is working with the City’s planning staff on developing an infill housing code for the City of Coeur d’Alene. The Infill Housing Committee will look at areas of the city that are appropriate for the new infill/missing middle housing code. What types of units and how many of units will also be discussed and vetted through.

Mission Statement

To create a new Infill Housing code that will allow additional housing units that are quality in design, in areas of the city that are appropriate.

Infill Housing Committee Members:

  • Kevin Jester – Architects West (Architect)
  • Shauna Clark – First Light Properties (Builder & Designer)
  • Josh Suhr – CDA Association of Realtors (Realtor)
  • Jef Lemmon – JL Design Build Group (Architect & Builder)
  • Dennis Cunningham – Activewest Builders (Developer)
  • James Caper – Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho (Executive Director)
  • Chad Oakland – Northwest Realty Group (Relator/Builder /Developer)
  • Greta Snodgrass– Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty (Realtor)
  • Nicole Kahler – CDA 2030 (Executive Director)
  • Rob Orth – Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty (Broker/Realtor)
  • Tom Messina – City of Coeur d’Alene (Planning Commissioner)
  • Woody McEvers - City of Coeur d’Alene (Council Member)
  • Nick Granier – North Idaho College (Marketing Director)

New Infill Housing Code: Timing

Tasks Completed


1.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 1: February 28, 2020
2.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 2: June 10, 2020
3.  Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 3: July 23, 2020

Tentative Schedule and Next Steps

  1. Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 4: August
  2. Staff drafting of Infill code:  September, October, & November
  3. Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 5:  September
  4. Infill Housing Committee Workshop - 5:  October
  5. Public Workshop with Infill Housing Committee: November
  6. Joint workshop with Planning Commission:  December
  7. Planning Commission Public Hearing on New Infill Housing Code:  January
  8. City Council Public Hearing - Infill Housing Code Adoption:  February