Cottage Site Plan
The leasing of State Endowment Trust Land for use as residential sites, known as cottage sites, has been active since the early 1900s.
In February 2010, the State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) directed the Idaho Department of Lands to develop a plan to unify the estate (ownership) of the leased cottage sites located at both Payette and Priest Lakes. The Department, with the assistance of real estate consultants and legal counsel specializing in real estate and land use law, developed the Cottage Site Plan.
The foundation for the Cottage Site Plan and its recommendations are based on the State of Idaho Constitutional mandate for the management of the State Endowment Trust Land; Idaho Code, which provides for the types of transactions that can be used to modify the State Endowment Trust Land real estate portfolio; the State Board of Land Commissioners Asset Management Plan; and the Land Board’s mid-term Strategic Vision.
Lot Solutions Process
The Lot Solutions Process, which began in 2010 following the Land Board directive, is a proactive approach to analyzing existing conditions on State Trust Land. The process was designed to address access to each lot and define roles and responsibilities for common/reserve areas and subdivision platting. The plats being developed at Payette and Priest Lakes will more clearly define water rights, legal accesses, and many other elements necessary for the lots to be exchanged or auctioned.
Completing the Lot Solutions Process
The final phase of the Lot Solutions Process is well underway and recordation of plats began in 2013.
Survey crews are actively setting monuments, or putting in corner pins, for plats at both lakes. Setting monuments is a required part of the platting process.
Priest Lake Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions [CC&Rs]
On August 1, 2012, by unanimous vote, the Land Board directed IDL to develop and record a Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) document for each state subdivision created at Priest Lake. A “baseline” CC&R document will be recorded for each state subdivision at Priest Lake.