2480 Beverly, 28800 sf warehouse

The property is at Beverly and Melrose, which is east of Cole and north of Victory. About half of the property is being developed. It appears the other half will have similar development in the future. The proposed development is consistent with the current zoning (M1D) and consistent with the surrounding area.

Find details at  https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/GlobalSearchResults.aspx?QueryText=drh21-00497

Boise Design Review Committee will hear this item January 12, 6:00pm at city hall. How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2022/january/design-review-committee/

5121 Gowen (Indian Lakes) Rezone

The Boise Airport wants to rezone 153 acres from A1 and A2 (open space) to M1D (light industrial). The address this project is filed under is misleading. The address is the north east corner of the planned development, there are no homes near that corner. The west side of the rezone abuts homes along Umatilla in the Indian Lakes sub division.

Boise P&Z will hear this item January 10, 6:00pm at city hall. How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2022/january/planning-and-zoning-commission-1/

Find details at

car21-00036 https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/GlobalSearchResults.aspx?QueryText=car21-00036

The industrial development on the east side of this property, along Orchard St. makes sense, however such development is not compatible with the existing properties on the west side. The Boise Open Space Alliance has formed to oppose this and similar developments. https://www.boiseopenspace.com/

3750 Maple Grove, 43 new homes

Hayden Homes is looking to build 43 homes at 3750 Maple Grove. The property is on the west end of Murgoitio Park, adjacent to the church.

The project will include annexation and rezone.

The developer is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Thursday, December 16, 6:00 pm on the property. Contact Tim Mokwa, tmokwa@hayden-homes.com with questions.

The information I have does not include lot size or home size. From the dimensionless “site-plan” they appear to be very small, closely packed lots.

No phone number was provided for the listed contact. Also no local Hayden office number was provided. Hayden Homes is based in Oregon, the Oregon number is 800-923-6607

SCNA Annual Meeting December 8, 7:00 pm

The meeting will be held at the Dennis Technical Center, 3324 S Milwaukee. (South of Victory, between the Boise school district offices and Frank Church HS and West JHS.

The meeting will include the annual report and board elections for next year. We will also have Tiffany Brugge-McCree speaking for the Energize Boise program, which oversees the Neighborhood Association system. Erin Johansen will present the ACHD Winter Operations Plan. Aimee Russell will talk about the newly formed Boise Open Space Alliance.

It is a crowded agenda, please arrive early, we want to start on time.

Boise Pathways Master Plan

The Boise planning and zoning commission will have a hearing on December 13 at 6:00pm on whether to adopt the Boise Pathways Master Plan.

How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2021/december/planning-and-zoning-commission-1/

For details search CPA21-00005 at https://permits.cityofboise.org/

The good news is that the proposal includes pathways along canals in the South Cole neighborhood.

The bad news is that the proposal contains is no connection from the South Cole area to any point north of the freeway. I have tried crossing the freeway at Cole and Overland and Maple Grove. The sidewalks and bike lanes there are not safe.

This is contrary to the stated goals in the report of a connected network of stress free pathways. Is it too much to ask for a safe bike route to the greenbelt? What is the justification of leaving the south part of the city separated?

The cynic in me is also concerned about things not stated. There is no target completion date, there is no phased build-out plan. Given that they have been working on the greenbelt for 40 years, will this plan take another 40 years? And if so, is the plan to do the extensions close to the existing greenbelt first? Will we be last again?

Rezone at 6589 Victory

The Boise planning and zoning commission will have a hearing on December 13 at 6:00pm on a rezone at 6589 Victory. The property is midway between Cole and Gowen. The proposed change is from A-1 (open land) to M-1D (light industrial).

How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2021/december/planning-and-zoning-commission-1/

For details search CAR21-00034 at https://permits.cityofboise.org/

The property is owned by the airport and within the airport influence overlay.

Rezone at 1824 Vinnell

The Boise planning and zoning commission will have a hearing on December 13 at 6:00pm on a rezone at  1824 Vinnell. The property is in the second block of Vinnell south of Overland. The proposed change is from R-1A (2 units/acre) to R1B (4.8/acre). Several one acre lots in this area have been subdivided recently.

How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2021/december/planning-and-zoning-commission-1/

For details search CAR21-00033 at https://permits.cityofboise.org/