COEUR D’ALENE – The City of Coeur d’Alene’s Historic Preservation Commission and their consultants, Northwest Vernacular, are hosting an online public forum on January 14, 2021 to gather input from community members on how they envision historic preservation working in the City.
The City is simultaneously launching an online Historic Preservation Plan Community Survey to help guide historic preservation commission efforts by gathering public opinion and community priorities from citizens of Coeur d’Alene. The survey will be available for online input from January 8th through 31st. Link provided below.
The City of Coeur d’Alene formed a Historic Preservation Commission in December 2019 to help promote historic preservation and to recognize and celebrate Coeur d’Alene’s historical and cultural roots, relationship with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and connections with the natural environment, as well as preservation of historical collections and key community features, cultural heritage, and traditions. The 9-member commission has been working with City staff and the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) over the past year to further historic preservation efforts.
Historic preservation is about ensuring the heritage and historic places that enrich our lives remain for future generations. Preserving historic places (buildings, structures, objects, sites) highlights what’s already valued in Coeur d’Alene by both residents and visitors.
The City received a grant from the National Park Service through SHPO to prepare a historic preservation plan to guide historic preservation efforts in the city for the next 10 years. A historic preservation plan is the result of a process through which a community establishes its vision, goals, and priorities for the preservation of its historic resources. A historic preservation plan is a city planning document that will guide the city’s historic preservation program and provide a roadmap to achieving its goals.
All Coeur d’Alene community members and property owners are invited to attend the upcoming public meeting to learn more about historic preservation, ask questions, and provide feedback for the plan. The meeting will include a presentation, live polling, and an opportunity for questions and answers.
The virtual public meeting will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 on Zoom starting at 5:30 p.m.
To participate, please follow the instructions below.
By Phone (Toll Free): 1-833-548-0282 or 1-877-853-5257
Meeting ID: 934 0167 6596
The City is also requesting participation in the online Historic Preservation Plan Community Survey to gather data and additional input for the plan. The online survey can be accessed now through January 31st at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDA-History
Please see the attached FAQs and the meeting postcard for more information about historic preservation and the upcoming meeting.
For more information, contact Shana Stuhlmiller or Hilary Anderson in the City’s Planning Department at 208-769-2274.