Imagine IF


Idaho Falls is a great place to live, to do business, and to recreate. There are so many things that make IF special. IF is growing and with that growth comes many opportunities, as well as the concern that those things we love about our town may change. Idaho Falls is already evolving. In an effort to bring the community together for a meaningful conversation about growth and how to manage the change it brings, Idaho Falls is launching Imagine IFa Plan to Move Idaho Falls Forward Together.

This effort is an opportunity to help shape how our city grows and changes today and into the future, keeping Idaho Falls a great place to live. Ultimately, the conversations will form the basis for the city’s new plan for its future. The information on this page explains how to participate, the project timeline, and resources to understand some of the challenges and opportunities the community is already facing. We hope you will participate with us as we work towards what we IMAGINE…

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Imagine IF Document


In addition to public review of the plan, Community Development Service (CDS) has also scheduled two separate public hearings prior to presenting the document for review and acceptance by the city.  The first of the public hearings took place on October 19th at 7 p.m. in the Idaho Falls City Hall Annex, at 680 Park Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83405

The Imagine IF Plan was approved by City Council on February 24, 2022

Action Items in Progress

Permit Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in all Residential Zones - Planning Commission February 15, 2022

Staff Report

Code Changes at a Glance

City-Wide Survey Results 

Summary Report

Full Data Report (with Comments)

Full Data Report (without Comments) 

2nd City-Wide Survey Results 

City-Wide Survey Results

Area 1 Survey Results 

Area 2 Survey Results

Area 3 Survey Results

Area 4 Survey Results

Area 5 Survey Results

Neighborhood Meetings

Community Development Services held 5 neighborhood meetings to discuss growth and change in Idaho Falls and its neighborhoods.  These meetings were designed so staff could learn about concerns and preferences specific to the neighborhoods where people live, rather than just at a City-wide level.  The meetings were an opportunity for staff to learn about what is great about the City’s neighborhoods as well as what could be done to improve them.  The meetings also covered important topics such as health, housing, and connectivity.  

The meetings were designed with COVID-19 in mind and were available online via Webex and Facebook Live.

CDS partnered with Poll Everywhere for the meetings, which allowed citizens to participate directly in the meeting regardless of which platform or location they choose. The Poll Everywhere can be accessed through a mobile web browser or the App can be downloaded before the meeting. Staff members will be assigned to monitor comments and chats in all platforms so everyone’s comments will be taken into account.  If you cannot attend the meeting live, recordings will be available through Facebook and and poll questions will still be available for one week following the live meeting.

Neighborhood Meeting Schedule

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Neighborhood 1: February 24, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.  

Recording of Neighborhood 1 Meeting 

Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 1 

Neighborhood 2: March 3, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Recording of Neighborhood 2 Meeting

Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 2

Neighborhood 3: March 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

 Recording of Neighborhood 3 Meeting

Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 3

Neighborhood 4: March 17, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

 Recording of Neighborhood 4 Meeting

Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 4

Neighborhood 5: March 31, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Recording of Neighborhood 5 Meeting

Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 5