Zoning Map & Use Zones

Zoning in Lewiston

Zoning is the separation of land uses. Modern zoning began in the early 1900s when people in several towns in the Northeast built nice homes for themselves and discovered that the land next to theirs was not just attractive for homes, but attractive for such things as fat-rendering plants or pig farms. The people with the nice homes then went to their city councils and requested that only houses be built in their neighborhoods. City councils then adopted ordinances setting up zones limiting the type of land uses in certain parts of the city.

Land Use Zones

Zoning depends on an official map showing the boundaries of land use zones. Within each zone, a list of permitted uses is developed. Such uses are generally referred to as uses permitted outright. Additionally, another list is developed of special uses that may be permitted when certain conditions are met. These special uses are usually referred to as conditional uses.

Form & Impact Based Zone (FIBZ)

The City of Lewiston recognizes the value of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers as assets to the community and aspires to be the premier small-town waterfront city; facilitate the enhancement of the waterfront as a recreational, social and economic activity center; and enhance the vitality of beautiful, downtown Lewiston. The FIBZ was developed to help implement the goals of the Waterfront Plan for the Downtown Waterfront Plan Sub-Area and is intended to create a vibrant mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, architecturally pleasing environment.

City of Lewiston Zoning Map

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Use Zones in Lewiston

ZoneAbbreviated Designation
Agricultural Transitional ZoneF - 2
Airport ZoneA
Billboard Overlay ZoneBB
Bryden Avenue Special Planning AreaBASPA (Sub Area A or B)
Central Commercial ZoneC - 5
Community Commercial Zone
C - 3
Contract Zoning AgreementsN/A
Form and Impact Based ZoneFIB
General Commercial ZoneC - 4
Heavy Industrial ZoneM - 2
Higher Density Residential ZoneR - 4
Light Industrial ZoneM - 1
Local Commercial ZoneC - 1
Low-Density Residential ZoneR - 2
Low-Density Residential ZoneR - 2A
Medium Density Residential ZoneR - 3
Normal Hill Heritage Overlay ZoneNHHO
Normal Hill North ZoneNHN
Normal Hill Special Planning Area Mixed Use ZoneNHMU
Normal Hill South ZoneNHS
North Lewiston Mixed-Use Development ZoneMXD - NL
Planned Unit Development ZonePUD
Port ZoneP
Regional Commercial ZoneC - 6
Suburban Residential ZoneR - 1
Tourist Commercial ZoneC - 2