Read the annual report to learn what the City of Hailey’s Community Development Department accomplished in 2022!
As defined by the Blaine County Housing Authority (BCHA), the Category L criteria pose “No Income Limit but must be a full-time resident of Blaine County.” “Category L” housing- or, housing for “locals only”- is important for providing housing for local workers earning middle and upper middle income, 100-120% of the area median income (AMI).…
On April 4, 2023, the City of Hailey approved the purchase and assignment of two affordable community townhomes in the new River Street Townhomes Project. The 12-unit project, located at 410 River Street, was approved in 2021 with two deed-restricted units out of the 12. In the 2021 agreement between the City and the developer,…
Riding an e-bike is a fun and efficient way to commute, recreate, and explore in and around the City of Hailey. While there are many different styles and capabilities of e-bikes, the City of Hailey defines electric bikes (“e-bikes”) as, “A bicycle or tricycle that is equipped with fully operable pedals and the primary propulsion…
Hailey’s official Land Use Map establishes a basis and direction for the expansion and/or location of business, residential, industrial, institutional and green space areas within and adjacent to the City. A Land Use Map is a required element of the Land Use component of the Comprehensive Plan. Pursuant to Idaho Code requirements, the Land Use Map…
The Hailey Municipal Code includes several similar housing unit types: condominiums, duplexes, townhouses, and cottages. The following definitions from Section 17.02.020 of Hailey’s Municipal Code pertain to how they are platted and distinguished from one another: DUPLEX: A multiple-family dwelling containing two (2) dwelling units. TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT: A multi-family residential project of two (2) or…
The Blaine Manor Subdivision– owned and developed by ARCH Community Housing Trust— consists of 60 apartment community housing units, one building for families and another for seniors. Specifically, the senior community housing building consists of eighteen (18) one-bedroom units and twelve (12) two-bedroom units, all ranging in size from 691 square feet to 908 square…
See below for a list of approved and upcoming housing developments, some of which are anticipated to include community and employee housing units. Learn more about what are “community housing” units, as well as Hailey’s longstanding and ongoing housing efforts.
The development of the Sweetwater Subdivision along Woodside and Countryside Boulevards is governed by a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Agreement that was established in 2006, then amended in 2009, 2010, and 2012. The total number of residential units permitted within the Sweetwater Subdivision is 421 units. The active PUD Agreement allows for the increase of…
An overview of provisions for Accessory Dwelling Units in Hailey: In 2016 the Hailey City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission prioritized Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) from an array of feasible housing solutions presented by Staff in 2016. ADUs were (and still are) considered a desirable mechanism for by-right infill development and managing the City’s…
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The mission of the Arts & Historic Preservation Commission is two part:
- to ensure that the arts and history are valued as an integral part of Hailey, and
- to enhance the culture of the Hailey community by providing leadership, advocacy and support for the arts and history.
Learn more about the Commission here!
Hailey's building services ensure that structures built in the City are safe and in compliance with international, state, and local building codes.
Learn more here!
Applications for business and alcohol licensing, as well as sign permits can be found on our Forms & Fees webpage.
Hailey's 2010 Comprehensive Plan specifies the City's goals within the following areas of focus:
- Natural Resources, Energy and Air Quality
- Hazardous Areas and Wildland Fire Hazards
- Special Areas or Sites and Features
- Recreation, Parks and Lands
- Land Use, Population and Growth Management
- Economic Development
- Demographics, Cultural Vitality, Social Diversity and Well-Being
- Public Service, Facilities and Utilities
- Community Design
- Private Property
- School Facilities and Transportation
- Public Airport Facilities
Most recently, the Plan was updated in 2020. Now, in 2023, the City is prepared to undertake a more sweeping update to the Comprehensive Plan. Read more about the process here.
The City of Hailey has a Flood Hazard Overlay District, which includes the property that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined to be in the Special Flood Hazard Area. This zoning district has been set up to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions.
Learn more about Floodplain Management here.
Housing accessibility and security is key to the vibrancy and sustainability of life in Hailey.
Learn more about the City's housing efforts, including:
- what is "community housing"?
- the City's interim housing policy statement
- regular reports on the City's housing market
- partnerships that support a healthy housing market in Hailey
The Planning & Zoning Commission oversees community development projects and initiatives for the City of Hailey. The commission currently includes:
Janet Fugate, Chair
- Owen Scanlon
- Dustin Stone
- Sage Sauerbrey
To add an item to a Planning & Zoning Commission meeting agenda, submit a complete application to the Community Development Department no later than 35 days before the scheduled meeting. All applicants are required to discuss their application with the Community Development team and how best to proceed with the public Planning & Zoning meeting.
For the schedule, agenda packets, and minutes related to the Planning & Zoning Commission's meetings see our Public Meetings page.
See the application form for special events on the City's Forms & Fees page. Please note the different Staff contacts for special events at parks, Town Center West, and other locations; as well as for environmental resiliency plans and banner applications.
Special event applications are only necessary for events with more than 250 people.
The Sustainability & Resilience program at the City of Hailey is multi-faceted and shared across city departments. Learn more here.
Through the sign permit process, Staff will work with you to ensure that your signage is up to Code. For more information about the stipulations for signs within Hailey City Limits, refer to Chapter 17.08 of the Hailey Municipal Code.