Hauser Outreach Project (HOP)

Background

Residents live in an Area of City Impact (ACI) within Kootenai County and surrounding the City of Hauser.  The boundaries of the Hauser ACI were set in 1999, through an intergovernmental agreement between Kootenai County and the City of Hauser.

Under this agreement, properties within the Hauser ACI are subject to zoning regulations and development review processes which differ from the standards applied to other unincorporated areas within Kootenai County. Many of these regulations create a burden on property owners within the ACI. For instance, the City and the County have dHauser Lakeifferent procedures for issuing building permits, but both entities apply the same zoning code in this area. There are also instances of properties being split between multiple zoning districts. With a new agreement between the City and the County, practical zoning boundaries can be defined without dividing individual properties.    

Kootenai County and the City of Hauser intend to address these issues by renegotiating the ACI Agreement. This new agreement could result in a re-zone of the entire Hauser ACI to current Kootenai County zoning districts. Both the City and the County want to ensure the property rights of all involved are recognized and protected in this process. 

Prior to any renegotiation, Kootenai County and the City of Hauser want to hear from you, the public, by providing opportunities for residents to participate in the process, bringing ideas for your consideration, and addressing questions and concerns.

Project Summary

Kootenai County and the City of Hauser are requesting participation and support from residents and property owners of the Hauser Lake community. The purpose for this project is to inform residents of the existing zoning regulations in this area, how they affect property owners, and what steps the County and the City are taking to better serve this community. Through the Hauser Outreach Project (HOP), we want to take this opportunity to better understand the needs and concerns of residents and property owners in the community, and receive your ideas on how we can improve our service.

Project Updates

Kootenai County and the City of Hauser have adopted a new Area of City Impact Agreement for the City of Hauser. 

At a public hearing held November 5, 2020, the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners approved a new Area of City Impact Agreement with the City of Hauser per Ordinance No. 557. Agreement was subsequently adopted by the Mayor and City Council for the City of Hauser. Follow this link to review the adopted Area of City Impact Agreement

In addition, the Board of Commissioners approved a zone change for all unincorporated parcels within the Hauser Area of City Impact from City of Hauser zoning to Kootenai County zoning per Ordinance No. 558. Follow this link to review the adopted zone changes on the KC Earth Map

Both Ordinances were officially adopted by Board on November 12, 2020 and the Notices of Ordinance Adoption were published in the Coeur d’Alene Press on November 17, 2020. 

Please click here to subscribe to the HOP Notification List to be informed of future meetings and public events by email. You may also review Hauser Outreach Project updates from the City of Hauser’s webpage.

To receive notifications by mail or to request additional information, please call (208)446-1070 or send an email to hop@kcgov.us.

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