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Regional Housing & Growth Issues Partnership
Health Corridor District
Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), ignite cda, Kootenai Health, the City of Coeur d’ Alene, and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are working collaboratively to identify the transportation changes needed to accommodate development in and around the Health Corridor Urban Renewal District. In July 2020, these five stakeholder entities contracted with DOWL for the Coeur d’ Alene Health Corridor District Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Study to further analyze the existing and future transportation needs and provide recommendations for changes to the transportation system to mitigate challenges.
A virtual open house was held June 17th, 2021, to review the results of the existing conditions analysis and proposed changes that have been developed to support future growth in the Health Corridor. Participants were able to submit questions during the presentation.
If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact KMPO at
208-930-4164 or email@example.com.
The Coeur d’ Alene Health Corridor District Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Study builds upon the Health Corridor Master Plan that was completed by ignite cda (the urban renewal agency for the City of Coeur d’ Alene) in September 2019. The Plan was subsequently adopted by the Coeur d’ Alene City Council in November 2019, and the Health Corridor Urban Renewal District was formed. The Master Plan provides a long-range vision for development within the Health Corridor Urban Renewal District.
The Master Plan document can be viewed at https://www.ignitecda.org/districts/health-corridor/.
The Health Corridor centers around two main employers: Kootenai Health, the regional medical center serving North Idaho and surrounding region, and Kootenai Clinic, the physician office division. These entities are primarily housed at the intersection of US 95 and Ironwood Drive.
Kootenai Health has experienced significant growth over the past 10 years and has nearly doubled in size. A recently completed master facility plan added over 200,000 square feet to the facility, and an additional growth of 3-5% annually for the next 8 years is projected. Currently, the Kootenai Health campus experiences over 1 million site visits per year. This growth has presented traffic and congestion challenges, and future transportation changes within the health corridor are needed to enable further development of the health campus.
In addition to the Hospital, the corridor houses a variety of other businesses and sectors, as well. The east end of the corridor houses significant retail (former Shopko, Staples, Albertsons, Hallmark, etc.) hotels and restaurants. Along Ironwood Drive, there are numerous other health-related businesses, such as Ivy Court Skilled Nursing, Heritage Health Clinic, and independent pharmacies, dentists, chiropractors and other clinicians. There are senior centers, fitness facilities, and a variety of insurance, call centers and other businesses. Furthermore, the area is bordered to the south with residential neighborhoods. All these entities, together, are vital to the future success of the Health Corridor, and the Master Plan provides a framework and vision for the district to continue to grow.
The Master Plan identified four key initiatives that would act as the framework to guide development of the District. These include:
- Mobility Improvements
- Redevelopment/Development Nodes
- Neighborhood Stabilization
- Park and Open Space Amenity Nodes
While the Master Plan refers to the need for “Mobility Improvements” and identifies potential projects in the Corridor, it recommends further study to review and refine the transportation infrastructure needs. No formal evaluation was done during the planning process to determine the effect of growth and development in the Corridor on the transportation system and the resulting challenges. The purpose of the Coeur d’ Alene Health Corridor District Transportation Planning and Traffic Analysis Study is focused on evaluating the existing and future transportation needs and developing recommendations for solutions that address congestion and safety issues within and around the Health Corridor District.
The project scope includes the following:
- Review the existing transportation system needs.
- Determine future transportation needs to accommodate the development proposed in the Master Plan.
- Review the needs and proposed solutions with project stakeholders and the public.
- Develop an implementation plan for construction of the proposed solutions that meet the future transportation needs.
The review of the existing transportation system includes an assessment of the transportation operations at the study intersections shown in the figure to assess levels of congestion during peak evening and morning commute periods, as well as a review of crash data.
With this analysis as the baseline, the next step has been to forecast traffic volumes 20 years into the future and evaluate how the transportation system performs. Ideas for changes to the transportation system have been developed.
Local Option Vehicle Registration Fee Ballot Measure Information
The last major transportation investments in Kootenai County took place in the early 1970’s. Since that time, prosperity brought about by economic growth and development has placed increased pressure and demands on a transportation system that is rapidly reaching its capacity. This has resulted in the inability of the County’s transportation infrastructure to maintain the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods in a reliable manner. The Local Option Vehicle Registration Fee measure would authorize and increase the vehicle registration fees to establish a regional pooled funding source. The pooled funds would be used to leverage competitive grant funding programs and Federal low interest loans in order to accelerate implementation of twelve (12) regional projects, specifically identified to address traffic congestion, on State and local roads in order to ensure safe and efficient transportation for residents of Kootenai County.
Registration fees collected within Kootenai County by this measure would only be used to support the twelve identified local road and highway related projects (above) within Kootenai County. The Transportation Project Funding List Multi-Year Program was approved by the KMPO Board on August 13, 2020.
Please visit the following links to learn more:
KMPO Improvement Plan 2020 – Our Transportation Future Presentation
Project List approved by the KMPO Board
Story Map (outlining detailed project information and location)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
KMPO Board and KCATT Meeting Dates Calendar
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Maps Designed to Assist Our Community:
Recognizing roadway construction projects impact motorists, KMPO member jurisdictions and local utilities have participated in putting together an online construction map which identifies area projects through 2023. The map includes descriptions and time-frame for each project. Explore the Online Construction Map to view numerous projects throughout Kootenai County that may impact you.
The KMPO Roadway Information Map provides quick links to our local jurisdictions’ websites, road restriction and closure information, project updates, and contact information.