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Bannock County planning office hosting open houses to gather community input on future land use and development ordinance

by | Mar 20, 2023 | Commissioner Press Releases, Highlights, Newsroom

The Bannock County Office of Planning and Development is hosting a series of open houses to gather community input on the future Land Use and Development Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of the county.

The open houses will be held throughout the month of April in various locations throughout the county, including the southern municipalities.

“We want to hear from people living in all regions of the county about how they want the future of Bannock County to look,” said Tristan Bourquin, Bannock County Planning Assistant Director.

The Land Use and Development Ordinance standardizes the acceptable uses—such as residential, agriculture, industrial, or commercial—a property can be used for based on its location. The ordinance applies to areas outside of city limits.

“It’s been 25 years since this ordinance has been significantly updated. As development continues to increase, it’s important that our laws reflect the community’s values while encouraging responsible and thoughtful growth,” Bourquin said.

Those who are unable to attend the in-person events can provide public comment by emailing Questions or accommodation requests can also be directed to

Open House schedule:

Downey area

When: April 4, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Marsh Valley Community Center, 21 S. Main St., Downey

Chubbuck area

When: April 5, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Linden Ave., Chubbuck

Lava Hot Springs area

When: April 10, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Lava Hot Springs Senior Center, 150 N. Center St., Lava Hot Springs

Arimo area

When: April 13, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Marsh Valley Joint School District, 40 School St, Arimo

McCammon area

When: April 18, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: McCammon Depot, 802 Front St., McCammon

Inkom area

When: April 25, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Inkom Community Bible Church, 251 Grant Ave., Inkom

Pocatello area

When: April 27, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello

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