Nampa proposed rezone could lead to land being used for heavy industrial usage

Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 18:30:16-05

The Nampa City Planning and Zoning Commission will be looking at annexing and rezoning around 350 acres of land in north Nampa to allow for heavy industrial usage on Tuesday night.

The land is bordered by Cherry Lane, Ustick Road, Midland Boulevard and Northside Boulevard.

City officials say it would open up the area for things like big packaging and manufacturing centers--plus more jobs.

"Once its annexed into the city utilities can be brought in through the city, and that makes that area more attractive to manufacturers to come into this area. So from an economic development standpoint this is a really big win to be able to have that dirt shovel ready," said Robyn Sellers, Assistant Director for Economic Development City of Nampa.

Some people living outside city limits, right near the land, are concerned about what types of industrial development could end up near their backyards.

The hearing is set for 6:30 p.m. at Nampa City Hall.

If commissioners approve the rezone, it would then go before the Nampa City Council for final approval.