What is a Downtown Plan? Simply put, it is a map to guide development and redevelopment in downtown Idaho Falls. It provides a single, coordinating vision and guiding principles for topics such as streetscape design, intersection design, housing, a parking strategy, financing strategies, identification of barriers to success, and identifying catalytic projects.
As regional destination, Idaho Falls occupies a place of prominence and garners attention because it is attractive to small and large businesses, recreational enthusiasts, and people seeking a place with that combines big city living with small town charm. In recent years there have been many studies and plans for downtown. However, these plans have lacked the effort and clear responsibility necessary for implementation. As the City continues to implement economic development programs to attract new businesses, shoppers, sporting events, art, entertainment, and recreation, a cohesive plan is necessary to achieve the full potential of downtown Idaho Falls.