Welcome to Caldwell’s Steunenberg Residential Historic District
The Steunenberg Residential Historic District has been established by the City of Caldwell to protect this diverse neighborhood’s history, architecture, ecology and scenic features that is potentially threatened by Caldwell’s rapid growth and development.
The Steunenberg Residential Historic District is one of the most historically intact neighborhoods in Idaho, possessing more than 330 residential properties. An indication of this neighborhood’s historic presence is the fact that many of the homes located there are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Stueneberg Historic Neighborhood is bounded by The College of Idaho (20th Avenue), Blaine Street, Fillmore Street to Sixteenth Avenue South, cutting over to Everett Street, up to Twelfth Avenue South, to Blaine Street (excluding the block of East Cleveland from Thirteenth Avenue to Twelfth Avenue.)
All land use actions that require a Building Department permit are subject to a design review process conducted by the Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission. A Certificate of Appropriateness (C of A) application is applied for utilizing the forms at the Planning and Zoning Department or accessed on-line, and provided to the commission on their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The applicant or representative of the applicant should be available to answer questions from the commission at the public meeting. The commission will either issue a certificate of appropriateness or not. After or in conjunction with the C of A application the building permit application to the city should be applied for with applicable fees paid. The decision of the commission can be appealed and is considered a recommendation to the building permit process.