Date set for Interfaith Sanctuary appeal hearing


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Interfaith Sanctuary’s appeal hearing for its State Street relocation has officially been scheduled for April 18, 2022. The hearing will take place at City Hall in the Maryanne Jordan Council Chamber in front of the Boise City Council.

In early January, the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-1 to deny the project application.

Executive Director Jodi Peterson-Stiger previously told BoiseDev she hopes another public hearing will help the project get approval. 

“The platform of presenting to city council allows us to tell a much better story about what the shelter is and how we are accommodating all of those concerns and we will continue to be open to conditions that could make this better for all,” Peterson-Stigers said. “We have always been on that team of ‘just work with us’. (The denial) is not a terrible thing, it’s just that P&Z punted. They didn’t want to take on the responsibility of doing the right thing so they punted to city council to make the decision.”

[Interfaith Sanctuary to appeal P&Z denial of State Street shelter]

Only parties of record, those who provided written and/or verbal testimony to the Planning and Zoning Commission, can provide verbal testimony at the city council meeting. Written comments are no longer accepted. If you wish to submit visual aids for presenting, materials must be submitted in PDF format to [email protected] by April 11 at 5 p.m.

The appeal hearing will start with presentations from staff, the applicant, and neighborhood associations. Then there will be a Q&A from city council, testimony from parties of record, rebuttal, further questions, and deliberations.

If more time is needed for the hearing, the City of Boise has reserved the time slots below.

· April 18: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

· April 19: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

· April 20: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

· April 21: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

· April 25: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Any decision made by Boise City Council can be appealed to the Fourth District Court for judicial review.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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