What is the difference between the comprehensive plan and zoning?

A comprehensive plan under Idaho Code (§67-6508) is a guide looking toward the future of the City.  The plan shall include all land within the jurisdiction of the governing board. The plan shall consider previous and existing conditions, trends, compatibility of land uses, desirable goals and objectives, or desirable future situations for each planning component. Eagle’s Comprehensive Plan can be found by clicking here. 

Zoning is standards under Idaho Code (§67-6511) that regulates and restricts the height, number of stories, size, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair or use of buildings and structures; percentage of lot occupancy, size of courts, yards, and open spaces; density of population; and the location and use of buildings and structures. All standards shall be uniform for each class or kind of buildings throughout each district, but the standards in one (1) district may differ from those in another district.

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1. How do I find the zoning of my property?
2. What codes guide development?
3. What are the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor, Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Design Review Board?
4. How do I read a City of Eagle meeting agenda?
5. Which agencies receive land use applications?
6. How do I find a property's setbacks?
7. What are Eagle's property maintenance requirements?
8. Where can I park a trailer?
9. What are Eagle's architectural styles?
10. What is the difference between a variance and a waiver?
11. What is the Eagle is HOME plan?
12. What changed with the 2017 Eagle is HOME Comprehensive Plan?
13. What is the difference between the comprehensive plan and zoning?
14. How do the city and school district work together to plan for growth?
15. What is the plan for Downtown Eagle?
16. What multi-family projects have been approved?