September 16, 2021

The agenda for the Pocatello Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 911 N. 7th Avenue, has been released.  On the agenda are proposed amendments, introduced by City Planning Department staff, to raise the height limits for several classes of buildings in Pocatello.

Proposals include:

  • Change the maximum height of Commercial General (CG) from sixty feet (60’) to one hundred five feet (105’).
    • Change the maximum height of Central Commercial (CC) from seventy-five feet (75’) to one hundred twenty feet (120’).
    • Change the maximum height of Office Park (OP) from forty-five feet (45’) to one hundred five feet (105’) and add notation in reference to Note 6.
    • Change the maximum height of Light Industrial (LI) from forty-five feet (45’) to one hundred five feet (105’) and add notation in reference to Note 6.
    • Change the maximum height of Industrial (I) from seventy-five feet (75’) to one hundred twenty feet (120’) and add notation in reference to Note 6.
    • Amend Note 6 adding the note title “Building Heights”.
    o add section “a.” remove “CC or CG” and replace with “Commercial or Industrial”, remove one hundred feet (100’) and replace with one hundred fifty feet (150’).
    o Add section “b” that states, “The maximum height of any building in the Commercial or Industrial zoning districts between one hundred fifty-one feet (151’) to three hundred feet (300’) from any residential zoning district shall not exceed seventy-five feet (75’) measured from the proposed structure to the residential zoning district boundary.”
    o Add section “c” that states, “The maximum height of any building in the Commercial or Industrial zoning districts within one hundred fifty feet (150’) of the Residential-Commercial-Professional (RCP) zoning district shall not exceed seventy-five feet (75’) measured from the proposed structure to the RCP zoning district boundary.”
    o Add section “d” that states, “The maximum height of any building within the Historic Preservation Overlay (HPO) district shall not exceed seventy-five feet (75’).”
    o Add section “e” that states, “Height may be increased in Central Commercial (CC) and Industrial (I) zoning districts up to one hundred fifty feet (150’) with a Conditional Use Permit. Height may be increased for Civic Uses in Residential and  Residential/Commercial/Professional (RCP) zoning districts with a Conditional Use Permit.”

To view the agenda, visit:  Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, September 22, 2021

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