The Nampa Planning and Zoning Committee decided to move forward with plans to redevelop about 615 acres along I-84 near the Garrity interchange during a public meeting Tuesday.
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, or COMPASS, has submitted a regional long-range transportation plan to the City of Nampa.
COMPASS says Nampa will have to consider new plans for interstate access, public transportation, and pedestrian and bike paths if the development is approved.
"I think the most important thing that we saw from the plan is that it's not an overnight plan," Sabrina Minshall, COMPASS director of planning, said. "This is a drawn-out plan, and there isn't a developer who says these are the exact stores going in or this is exactly what's going to happen there. It is a longer plan, [with] long-range development."
COMPASS projects the Idaho Center area development could create 3,400 more jobs than originally forecasted for the area.