The consultant team sent out a survey to development/builders to solicit more feedback on the Atlas Waterfront project related to the Draft Development Standards and to build excitement with critical dates this summer and fall. The following email was sent out on Friday, August 9 with a link to the survey, an updated timeline with critical dates, and the Development Standards as an attachment. (Please note, the hyperlink to the survey has been removed on this website post. But interested developers/builders who did not receive a link, will be able to contact Ben Wharton at Heartland to take the survey and ask questions about the project. His contact information is provided below.).
From: Ben Wharton [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2019 5:19 PM
To: Ben Wharton
Subject: Atlas Mill Development Standards, Critical Dates, and Developer Survey
Hope you are having a great summer! Quick update on the Atlas Mill riverfront redevelopment in Coeur D’Alene –
Link to Development Standards Survey - Atlas Mill
If you have any questions about the survey, development standards, or where to find more information, please contact Ben Wharton at Heartland via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (206) 805-2467. Thank you!
Critical Dates – Fall 2019 Timeline – Atlas Mill
August 21, 2019: Development Standards Presentation, ignite cda
August 31, 2019: Draft RFP Complete
September 8, 2019: Development Standards Presentation, Planning Commission
October 8, 2019: Master Plat and PUD, Planning Commission
October 19, 2019: Final RFP Evaluation & Approval (ready for distribution)
November 22, 2019: Developer Proposals Due for Phase 1
Atlas Waterfront Developer Open House
The City of Coeur d’Alene and ignite cda appreciate the time that many of you took to participate in the Developer Open House. We recognize that some of you were unable to attend. There will be more time for you to ask questions about the project and proposed development strategies.
We invite interested developers and builders to review the Draft Development Standards to learn more about the envisioned land uses, residential densities and typologies, opportunities for various development types within many of the blocks, and proposed development standards for the project. The Draft Development Standards are available for review here on the Atlas Log, dated February 28, 2019.
The Development Opportunity brochure is also available for review. We will also post FAQs on the Atlas Log based on questions received during the Open House once the list of questions and answers has been compiled.
If you would like to ask additional questions of the consulting team, request a one-on-one conversation about the development opportunities, or if you have ideas for additional types of land uses, development intensities, and/or feedback or questions about phasing strategies, please contact Ben Wharton at Heartland Real Estate Advisors (email@example.com). Also contact Ben if you did not attend the Open House either in person or via Zoom meetings and would like to be added to the list.
While the existing River District urban renewal district managed by ignite CDA could be extended to about 30 acres of the property, the remaining acreage would need to be included in a new urban renewal district.
ignite CDA board members unanimously settled on "Atlas District" for this new urban renewal district.
July 19, 2017 ignite CDA Meeting Minutes (Page 9)
July 19, 2017 ignite CDA Meeting Video (Starts at 15:04)
The Atlas Waterfront Project's website section regarding environmental review of the property has been updated to reflect the City's participation in the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Brownfield's Assessment Program and the work done to date thanks to grant funding from DEQ.
See the updated section and the most recent finalized Phase I Environmental Assessment documentation at cdaid.org/atlasenvironmental.
The City of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 are inviting a diverse array of community organizations to share their thoughts on the Atlas Waterfront Project as a first step to assess the property’s potential.
The community input process begins with a Community Organization Representative (COR) Vision meeting planned for February 2018. The COR Vision meeting will be facilitated by non-profit community organization CDA 2030. Groups are being identified based on themes within CDA 2030’s Community Vision document. Those identified so far are listed at cdaid.org/atlaswaterfront.
A new page has been placed on the Atlas Waterfront Project website section related to the COR Vision Group, its mission, a copy of the invitation, and the list of community groups identified to date.
A press release was issued discussing this initial community input process and noting that future communitywide public meetings will also be held.
Press Release: "CDA to begin seeking community input on Atlas Waterfront" - Issued December 20, 2017