This plan focuses on Payette’s central business district. The study area encompasses fourteen blocks with boundaries extending from Third Avenue North to Kiwanis Park and from Seventh Street to Ninth Street. Figure 3 illustrates the study area, which encompasses the downtown commercial center.
The study area includes Payette’s retail stores, offices, financial institutions and other service establishments. Also included are the city hall, a number of churches and a few apartments and single family homes. The downtown is platted on a true north-south grid system with the blocks being 300 feet by 300 feet with 30- by 145- foot lots. Street rights of way are 100 feet wide. Alleys are ten feet wide. Special emphasis in the study area was given to the heart of the commercial district along 8th Avenue between Center and 1st Avenue North.