BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Planning and Zoning is recommending denial of the city's request to rezone the land where the downtown Boise public library now stands, and where a new, larger library may be built.

The area between Capitol Boulevard and South 9th Street just north of the river also includes The Cabin, the Anne Frank Memorial and a few shops and offices.  It's also near the Greenbelt and Julia Davis Park.

City officials asked the commission to rezone the property as Central Business District to allow for a wider variety of uses and promote more compact development.

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The request denied Monday night also would have removed parking requirements for projects in the area.

The final decision on the rezone is up to the city council.