Hauser Outreach Project (HOP)


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

The Kootenai County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners are have tentatively scheduled meetings to review proposed changes to the Hauser Area of City Impact Agreement. This hearing will address information and changes discussed in the Hauser Outreach Project community meetings held over the Summer and Winter of 2019. 

  • A public meeting for the Kootenai County Planning Commission is scheduled for October 22, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
  • A public hearing for the Board of County Commissioners has been scheduled for November 5, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. 

Both meetings will be held at the Kootenai County Administrative Building located at 451 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814. The meetings may also be accessed virtually through Zoom. 

 Please use following instructions to access the virtual meeting:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Join A Meeting
  3. Enter Meeting ID and click Join
  4. Enter the Password, and the host will admit you to the meeting 

Use the link below to access the virtual Meeting ID and Password:

For additional questions, please contact Kootenai County Community Development, 451 N Government Way, P.O. Box 9000, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816; (208)446-1070; or

Kootenai County does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment in, its public meetings, programs, or activities. Requests for assistance or accommodations can be arranged by contacting Kootenai County Community Development at (208) 446-1070 with 48-hour notice.

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