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.
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.