Ignite cda seeking building proposals for midtown neighborhood

The Spokesman-Review – Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wanted: A developer willing to invest in Coeur d’Alene’s midtown neighborhood.

Ignite Cda, Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, is accepting proposals for a 1/2-acre vacant lot on North Fourth Street, with the intent of speeding up the neighborhood’s revitalization.

Agency officials would like to see a project with retail or another public presence on the street level, but they’re open to office space or housing on the upper floors. Per city regulations,…


ignite cda approves downtown project

Coeur d’Alene Press – Wednesday, September 28, 2016
ignite cda’s board of commissioners approved $568,750 in “partnership funding” that, according to Executive Director Tony Berns, will address …


McEuen Park project
receives merit award

Recently the McEuen Park project received a “Merit Award” from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Linked here is an article about McEuen Park from Landscape Architect Online Magazine.


Commissioner Rod Colwell Resigns from Board

Rod_plaque-72dpi-3x5Commissioner Rod Colwell announced his resignation from the ignite cda board on March 16, 2016. Commissioner Colwell joined the ignite cda board 16 years ago, and has greatly enjoyed his time on the board. Commissioner Colwell said that he has enjoyed working with a great group of fellow board members, and meeting a lot of new folks in the community. He also shared, that he is very proud of all of the successful ignite cda projects in the community. Fellow board commissioners expressed their deep gratitude for all of the time and effort put forward by Commissioner Colwell over the past 16 years. Ignite cda vice-chair Dave Patzer presented Commissioner Cowell with a plaque commemorating his valued service to the community by serving as a commissioner on the ignite cda board.

Idaho 2020: State’s aversion to public financing hurts economy


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An economic study by Idaho 2020, the new policy group comprising some of Idaho’s leading business executives, finds high barriers to municipal financing in Idaho that are “critical to necessary investment in public infrastructure” and commonly in use by neighboring states.

The report’s comparison of state-by-state borrowing practices also notes “stiff competition” with other states generally, with Idaho ranking in the bottom half on most measures of overall business and tax climate, despite ranking high on measures of relative business freedom.

ignite opens up with state leaders about how to make urban renewal better

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The mission of urban renewal agencies in Idaho, like ignite cda, is to invest public funds into projects and initiatives that create value for the community. Ignite cda welcomes opportunities to address questions about how we fulfil that mission. Following is a recent response to Senator Souza about our recent doing business as (dba) name change to ignite cda, which is designed to better inform and engage the community on what we do for Coeur d’Alene.