Development ReviewCommunities in Motion 2040 Development Review Tool
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Ada and Canyon Counties. COMPASS has developed the development review tool for local governments to evaluate whether land developments are consistent with the goals of Communities in Motion 2040 (CIM 2040), the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties. This checklist is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather a guidance document based on CIM 2040 goals.
The guide below explains how each section of the development review worksheet is used. Click the "i" icon for more information about specific parts of the new development review worksheet and how it helps support local planning.
Pedestrian level of stress:
Bicycle level of stress:
Level of Stress considers facility type, number of vehicle lanes, and speed. Roads with G or PG ratings better support bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and comfort levels.
Housing within 1 mile:
Jobs within 1 mile:
A good jobs/housing balance - a ratio between 1 and 1.5 - reduces traffic congestion. Higher numbers indicate the need for more house and lower numbers indicate an employment need.
Nearest police station:
Nearest fire station:
Developments within 1.5 miles of police and fire stations ensure that emergency services are more efficient and reduce the cost of these important public services.
Farmland within 1 mile:
Farmland contributes to the local economy, creates additional jobs, and provides food security to the region. Development in farm areas decreases the productivity and sustainability of farmland.
Nearest bus stop:
Nearest grocery store:
Nearest public park:
Nearest public school:
Residents who live or work less than ½ mile from critical services have more transportation choices. Walking and biking reduces congestion by taking cars off the road, while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle.