Annexation of 8373 Victory (adjacent to Murgoitio Park)

The Boise city council will hold a hearing on the matter October 5, 2021, 6:00pm.

Search cpa21-00002 and car21-0020 at for details.

How to attend: (in person, zoom, or youtube)

You may recall that originally these applications also contained the annexation and sale (for high density housing development) of Murgoitio Park. The Murgoitio Park portion was removed last month just before the P&Z meeting. So Murgoitio Park is not on the agenda for this meeting. I suspect that the city will try to curtail any testimony about the park.

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Murgoitio Park Update

I am sure you have heard by now that the Murgoitio Park annexation, rezone and removal of covenants has been removed from the agenda of the August 9 P&Z meeting.

Here are reports from a couple of news outlets:

For those who were planning on attending, thank you. You can now enjoy your regularly schedule life on that evening.

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Murgoitio Park & Public Testimony

Murgoitio Park Public Comment Due August 5th by 5pm – email

P&Z Hearing on Annexation and Land use Map Amendment – August 9th @ 6pm. (virtual and in person at City Hall – Effective today Masks are required!)

Application Numbers for Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission

  1. CAR21–00020 is for the annexation, park address is 3801 S. Cole Road.
  2. CPA21–00002 is for amending the Comprehensive Plan (Blueprint Boise) Land Use Map from “Parks/Open Space” to “Compact Residential” which allows for 6–15 dwelling units per acre.
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Murgoitio Park Neighborhood Association Meeting.

South Cole Neighbor Association (SCNA) and South West Ada County Alliance (SWACA) will hold a joint meeting to discuss Murgoitio Park. The meeting is July 26 at 6:00pm at Legends in the Spectrum complex (Cole & Overland). We want to hear from you.

The subject of the meeting is about strategy, “How can we reach a positive result?” and “What is the best way to achieve that result?”.

The current city administration is not following precedents set by previous city leaders to engage in discussions with the public on park development. City officials will not be present, please direct comments on the city’s handling of the matter to the city. We will provide information on how to testify at city hearings.

Murgoitio Park Annexation and Rezone.

The Boise P&Z will hear an application from Parks and Recreation about the annexation and rezone of Murgoitio Park and the bordering school district property, August 9, at 6:00.

Applicant Description: “Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map Amendment to change the designation to “Mixed Use” for approximately 15 acres located at 8373 W Victory Rd and “Compact” for approximately 157 acres located at 3801 S Cole Rd. Also included is an annexation request for approximately 288 acres, with 4.25 acres with an M-1D (Light Industrial with Design Review) zone and 283.75 acres with an A-1 (Open Lands) zone. “

I am sure everyone has been following this, but just in case you missed it, the city want to scrap long standing plans to develop a park and replace it with high density housing.

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Murgoitio Park is still for sale

There has been a lot of enthusiasm on social media after the news came out yesterday that the Murgoitio Park land swap is off. It may be premature to celebrate.

Today at the City Council work sessions, Parks is going to do a presentation on the true value of the land and recommend that the city “surplus” (i.e. sell) the land. Basically they could not push through the sweetheart deal for the developer, so now it appears that they will sell it to the highest bidder.

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Murgoitio Park Events Calendar

I will try to keep this up to date. Please let me know of other events, or addition information on these. You can comment here or email me at

Monday July 12 @ 5:30pm
Boise School District Board of Trustees Meeting
Location: 8169 W. Victory Rd.

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