5110 W. Gowen Rd.- Design Review Committee Request

Boise’s Design Review Committee will hear this item at a public hearing at 6:00pm on January 11, 2023.

Project Information:

Case Number: DRH22-00439

Applicant: Insight Architects

Request: Construct a new Boise Parks and Recreation maintenance facility with two buildings totaling approximately 51,840 square feet and associated outdoor storage on property in a M-1D (Light Industrial with Design Review) zone.

To stream the hearing: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2023/january/design-review-committee/

To learn more about the project: https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=017BM&agencyCode=BOISE

1715 S Maple Grove Rd.- Public Hearing Notice to Rezone

Boise’s City Council will hear this item at a public hearing at 6:00pm on January 10, 2023.

Project Information:

Case Number: CAR22-00015

Applicant: Westminster Homes

Request: Applicant is seeking approval for land division at 1715 S. Maple Grove Road. Property is a 1.63 acre lot with one preexisting single family dwelling. Owner would like to divide property into 4 lots, and build 3 single family dwellings, each with AUD, on the new lots.

To stream the hearing: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/city-council/2023/january/city-council/

To learn more about the project: https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapDetail.aspx?Module=Planning&TabName=Planning&capID1=22CAP&capID2=00000&capID3=00MMC&agencyCode=BOISE

2667 Victory Way. 33700 sf Industrial Building.

D&A Door Company is planning on building a second building on their property at 2667 Victory Way. The property is east of Maple Grove and north of Victory, behind Maple Grove Elementary. Boise Design Review Committee will hear the matter at 6:00 on December 14.

How to Attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2022/december/design-review-committee/

Details at drh22-00414


7735 Victory Annexation & Rezone

Gem State Planning is looking to annex 7.8 acres at 7735 Victory and rezone as R-1C. They plan on building 35 single family homes as a subdivision called Callisto Heights.

Boise City Council will hear the matter on November 29 at 6:00 pm.

How to Attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/city-council/2022/november/city-council-2/

Details at:

2700 S Beverly, new 84000 sf Industrial Building

The Boise Design Review Committee will hear this item on October 12, at 6:00.

The property is east or Cole and north of Victory. The property is zoned M1D. (light industrial).

How to Attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2022/october/design-review-committee/

Details at drh22-00350


The above link has very detailed plans about the building design and construction. I could find no information on the intended use or tenet. Since there is no rezone requested, it is safe to assume that the use will be consistent with the M1D designation, and with the surrounding properties.

Murio Farms is active again

A neighborhood meeting will be held on October 12 at 6:00 at Desert Sage Elementary School, 9325 Mossywood Drive.

Murio farms is a planned development that was announced in April, 2021 with a neighborhood meeting in June 2021. The project covers 380 acres between Cole Ave and Maple Grove south of Lake Hazel. 3400 units are planned.

The developer is the Land Group, the current property is owned by the Murgoitio family.

Details can be found at car21-00022


The new neighborhood meeting notice does not (directly) include facts about the development such as size and number and type of units. Nor does it reference the city planning page or id (car21-00022). Information on the city page and the Land Group web site has not been updated since summer of 2021. However the neighborhood meeting notice has the same map used in 2021, so I am confident that my “old facts” are still accurate.

The city requires a new development to send notice to people who live within 300 feet of the property (plus one, me, the South Cole neighborhood association contact). Since most of the area is open farmland, very few people are notified by this requirement.

The development will affect everyone who lives near, or uses, S Cole or S Maple Grove. In 2021 we had a huge turnout thanks to posts like this and people like you passing the message on to friends. The Land Group was not happy with the large turn out and all the questions asked by people beyond the 300 ft area. Don’t let then turn you away, these meetings are open to all interested parties, not just those with a mail invite. Please attend, ask your questions, and get your thoughts (positive and negative) on the record .

7735 Victory, Annex and Rezone

Gem State Planning is looking to annex 7.8 acres at 7735 Victory and rezone as R-1C.

They plan on building 35 single family homes as a subdivision called Callisto Heights.

Boise Planning and Zoning will hear the matter on October 3 at 6:00 pm.

How to Attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/city-council/2022/october/city-council/

Details at car22-00017 (https://permits.cityofboise.org/CitizenAccess/Cap/GlobalSearchResults.aspx?QueryText=car22-00017)

Unspecified Development at 6310 S Orchard

Ball Ventures Ahlquist is hosting a neighborhood meeting tomorrow, August 10, at 6:00pm at 6310 S Orchard, corner of Lake Hazel and Orchard.

They want the city to annex and rezone the property for a planned development. The notice only says “planned development”. It does not provide any details about what is planned. I have reached out to the developer for details. If I hear back I will post it here.

Normally a developer provides the city with a list of who receives notice of the neighborhood meeting. As this development is in the middle of nothing, I suspect no one lives within the required notification radius.

New subdivision at 7735 Victory

A neighborhood meeting is planned on the property, outside, on Thursday April 28 at 6:00pm.

The developer is Gem State Planning, LLC

I have a blurry copy of the plans, it appears to be 37 homes. I assume they are all intended for owner occupation. I have sent the developer an email requesting more information. I will update this report when I have more details.

(8/26) I heard back from the developer. The total acreage is 7.63 acres. 37 buildable lots, average lot size 5624 sf. All single family detached homes, to be sold at market prices.

8373 W Victory Design Review

This is a high density project adjacent to three schools.

Layton Construction wants to build 301 units on the 15 acre  property. The property is on the south side of Victory, immediately north of West Junior High and west of the Boise School District offices.

The Boise Design Review Committee will hear the matter on April 13 at 6:00PM.

If this feels like déjà vu, in March the City Council approved the rezone of the property.  The design details were presented and discussed at length. SCNA President Estee Lafrenz put together a good presentation in opposition to the project, unfortunately it was not enough. The city council action was only for the rezone. The project design now goes to the DRC.

The project is still inconsistent with the surrounding homes, school, and streets. However thanks to the March city council action the proposed project is now consistent with the new zoning.

How to attend: https://www.cityofboise.org/events/pds/2022/april/design-review-committee/

Details at