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Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency

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The Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency (SURA) is an independent public redevelopment agency serving the city of Sandpoint, Idaho.  SURA facilitates the ongoing redevelopment of Sandpoint and its districts (Downtown and Northern), ensuring high quality physical environments and a versatile, modern infrastructure, while supporting social well-being and long-term economic vitality.

The SURA Board selects projects to fund based on their ability to create a “public benefit” for the community. A key redevelopment tenet: private investment follows public investment. For complete details, click for our Project Evaluation Criteria.


At the time the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency was established by City Council, the Agency was charged with the oversight of two districts:  Downtown and Northern.


The Downtown District basically encompasses the bulk of the downtown area of Sandpoint, roughly bounded by Pine, Sandcreek, Cedar, and the former Railroad Easement.  Initially the primary focus of the downtown district is the reconstruction of public improvements including the roads, sidewalks, parking areas and such.


The Northern District surrounds the Sandpoint Airport encompassing mostly industrially zoned property along Baldy Mountain, Great Northern and Boyer Avenue.  The initial focus of this district was the reconstruction of Great Northern Road and extension of city utility services.  Today, the district is focusing on the redevelopment of the former LP mill site at Boyer and Larch, reconstruction of Baldy Mountain Road, extension of 3 Phase power to more properties in the area and a variety of additional opportunities.

SURA News:

Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency 2017 Draft Annual Report

Post Date:02/21/2018 8:29 AM


Under the Idaho Urban Renewal Law, an urban renewal agency is required to file with the local governing body, on or before March 31 of each year, a report of its activities for the preceding calendar year, which shall include a complete financial statement setting forth its assets, liabilities, income, and operating expense at the end of the calendar year.  In 2011, the Legislature modified the law, requiring an urban renewal agency to publish a DRAFT Annual Report for public comment prior to submission to the city.

A copy of the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency DRAFT 2017 Annual report, including the required financial information, is available online at sandpointidaho.gov or copies of the Draft 2017 Annual report are available at the Sandpoint City Clerk’s office, 1123 Lake Street, Sandpoint, Idaho.  Written public comment may be submitted PRIOR TO MARCH 9, 2018, to: Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency, c/o City Clerk, 1123 Lake Street, Sandpoint, Idaho  83864.  Public comment will also be taken at the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency regular meeting on March 13, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. at the Sandpoint City Hall Council Chambers.

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