South Cole Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

The South Cole Neighborhood Association annual meeting will be held on December 8 at the Dennis Technical Center, 3324 S Milwaukee Lane, Suite 110. Enter through the south side of the Technical Center.

Social time 6:00 – 6:30, business portion starts at 6:30 and includes board member elections.

If you are interested in running for the board, or want more information, please send email to or message me.

6780 S Cole. Boat & RV Storage

A neighborhood meeting will be held at 6:30 pm November 29 at 6780 S Cole.

The project site is south and east of the Lake Hazel / Cole Road intersection. The project consists of three single level metal buildings, with room for two more in the future.

Details at
pac22-00188 (

The project belongs to Craig McLeod, he can be reached at 209-954-9276, if you have questions and cannot attend the meeting.

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:

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:

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:

Details at car22-00017 (

8764 Hackamore, new Hospital.

A neighborhood meeting will be held  September 20 at 6:00pm at 8653 Hackamore.

Medistar Corp is planning on building a new hospital at 8764 and 8732 West Hackamore. The project is 21000 sq ft with emergency department, 8 examine rooms, 1 trauma room, 1 isolation room, full imaging department, and 6 overnight patient rooms.

The property is in that empty triangle south of I84, near the first eastbound Cole Road exit.

Medistar is based in Houston, the meeting is at Strata.

5121 Gowen (Indian Lakes) Rezone

The airport wants to rezone the property east of Indian Lakes from A2 (permanent open space) to M1D (light industrial).

The Boise City Council will hear the matter on May 17 at 6:00 pm.

How to Attend:

Details at car21-00037

There is a lot of public resistance to this request. The request, if approved, would put incompatible  Industrial use right next to the Indian Lakes golf course subdivision and the Western Riding Club. Previously, P&Z rejected the rezone of the two A2 parcels. It approved the two A1 parcels, closer to Gowen Ave.

The opponents put in a lot of time and effort to make the case against industrial use here. Despite that effort and getting a desirable outcome at P&Z, the city council can reject P&Zs finding and approve the development anyway. So those in opposition cannot rest and have to fight the battle again.

Hollandale / Targee Bikeway

An ACHD representative will be discussing the Hollandale / Targee bikeway concept study today at the SWACA February meeting. SCNA members, and anyone else interested, are invited to attend.

The bikeway will connect Locust Grove to Entertainment Ave.
Topic: SWACA February Meeting
Time: Feb 16, 2022 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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