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In Eagle, style matters — here are the design styles allowed for use in the city

This building under construction in Eagle by Rennison Cos. will become a restaurant-retail site at 1592 E. Riverside Drive. It’s created in the Prairie School style, one of Eagle’s approved-for-use architectural styles.
This building under construction in Eagle by Rennison Cos. will become a restaurant-retail site at 1592 E. Riverside Drive. It’s created in the Prairie School style, one of Eagle’s approved-for-use architectural styles. Provided by the Rennison Cos.

Eagle puts design restrictions on developers when it comes to building commercially or residential in the city. There are examples of the options the city offers developers. The goal is to preserve Eagle’s village feel and character, says Mayor Stan Ridgeway.

Here are the nine architectural styles permitted for use in Eagle:

Eagle (Colonial Revival) new
Colonial Revival is marked by rectangular silhouettes and has brick, wood or clapboard siding. Balconies are common, as well as gabled roofs. This home is located at 1201 Harrison Blvd. in Boise. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (Craftsman) new
American Craftsman style has a bungalow-style facade, a porch beneath the main roof and woodwork built up in layers. This home is located at 1919 Harrison Blvd. in Boise. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (English Cottage) new
English Cottage combines brick or stone walls with wood framing on upper floors. Front porches are small or absent. They may have steep gabled roofs. This home is located at 1601 Harrison Blvd., Boise. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (Italianate) 2 new
The old Eagle Hotel, at 99 E. State St., in Eagle was constructed in the Italianate style. Columns, a flat roof and a balcony are all common features. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (Mediterranean) new
Mediterranean-style buildings can feature masonry walls with a stucco finish sometimes used as an accent. The roof can be low-pitched or have gables or a heavy tilt. The Pioneer Tent Building is located at 6th and Main in Boise. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (Prairie School) new
Prairie School homes can be built either boxy and symmetrical, low-slung and asymmetrical or rectangular. They typically are made from brick, wood or stucco and usually feature casement windows in rows. This house is located at 1415 Fort St., Boise. Photo provided by the city of Eagle

Eagle (Queen Anne) new
Queen Anne homes feature front porches and often include several balconies on upper floors. The roof has a steep pitch and an irregular shape. Towers can be round, square or polygonal. This home is located at 1303 Harrison Blvd., Boise. Photo provided by the city of Eagle

Eagle (Romanesque Revival) new
Romanesque Revival buildings can include a variable stone and brick facade, heavy stone or thick masonry walls and semicircle arches. The Averyl Tiner building is located at 1010 Main St., Boise. Provided by city of Eagle

Eagle (Tudor) new
Tudor homes often feature brick or stone walls and bay windows. Towers are sometimes included. This home is located on Eagle Road. Provided by city of Eagle

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