Community Development

The City of Driggs Community Development Department develops and implements long range plans to protect and enhance the city’s livability and economic well being for current and future generations. Driggs Community Development projects & programs fall under six main headings:

HOUSING

The City of Driggs hosts and provides staff services for the Teton County Idaho Joint Housing Authority. The City of Driggs is committed to increasing the availability of affordable housing options for residents and is partnering with the housing authority on a number of significant projects.

> Depot Square
> Housing Needs Assessment Update
> Housing Supply Plan
> Accessory Dwelling Unit Incentives & Guide
> Gemstone Subdivision Housing Trust
 

TRANSPORTATION

The City of Driggs develops and maintains transit facilities (supporting the START Bus commuter routes and Grand Targhee Resort shuttle) and a network of bicycle & pedestrian facilities to provide safe transportation alternatives that reduce traffic and support a healthier community.

> LeGrand Pierre Road Improvement
> LeGrand Pierre and Hwy 33 Pathway Extensions
> Bus Shelters (5th & Ski Hill; Ruby & Johnson)
> Downtown Transit Center Phase II
> 5th Street Park & Ride
> Airport Pathway
> Greater Yellowstone Trail
> Hwy 33 Turn Lanes
 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The city works in partnership with the Teton Regional Economic Coalition to implement the Teton County Economic Development Plan and to attract and develop industries that will create new living wage jobs. Ongoing projects include broadband expansion, business incubators, micro-loan program, crowdfunding platform, workforce training partnerships, business startup support and events & tourism promotion.

> Industrial & Food Incubator
> Downtown Business Incubator (2022)
> College of Eastern Idaho
> Business Support Services
 

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION

Projects primarily stem from a partnership with the Driggs Urban Renewal Agency and Downtown Driggs Association and are guided by the adopted Downtown Master Plan.  The City of Driggs is an accredited Main Street community and implements a coordinated 4-Point Approach with its downtown revitalization partners in areas of Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality and Organization. Projects include street/sidewalk reconstruction, off-street parking lots, visitor and civic facilities, wayfinding, beautification and incentivizing infill development.

> Northwest Parking Lot (Downtown Revitalization) Project 
> Front Street Property Development - Request for Proposals
> Front Street Improvement Project
> Front Street Water Line Project
> NE Block Conceptual Design Update
> Historic Preservation Program
 

RECREATION

Driggs works to improve existing facilities and expand its recreation system in accordance with the county-wide Recreation Master Plan with the input of a Parks & Recreation Committee.

> Aquatic & Recreation Center
> Teton Creek Corridor Trail
> 5th Street Bike Park
> Pickleball Courts
> Tennis Courts
 

GROWTH MITIGATION PLANNING

The Community Development Director works with the Planning, Public Works and Finance Departments to support development of plans and tools to address the impacts of growth on city services and facilities.

> Impact Fees Study Update

> Local Option Sales Tax (Resort Tax)

> Annexations Analysis

 

 

Links

Planning & Building Dept


 

Contact Us

Community Development Director 
Doug Self, AICP 

dself@driggsidaho.org 
208-354-2362 ext 2111

Planning & Zoning Administrator  
Leanne Bernstein
LBernstein@driggsidaho.org 

208-354-2362 ext 2106

Planner
Reina Owecke
rowecke@driggsidaho.org
208-354-2362 ext 2105