Those sneaky house movers are up to it again! Driving around Boise with no less than three two story duplex houses in tow and dumping them at Euclid and Hale before anyone even knew it.
Try sneaking in a few extra minutes on a downtown parking meter or drive down Boise Ave. with loose inner tubes in a pickup and you’re sure to get popped by a vigilant law enforcer. Three duplex houses in stealth mode raised no suspicion.
These guys did it without required city approval and raised the ire of the Southeast Neighborhood Association and Fred Fritchman, a professional historic dude and defender of his Original South Boise. Fred is the architect of the “neighborhood plan” which the council adopted over a year ago, so he has more juice than the average bear. It doesn’t hurt that his ancestors settled the area either.
City Councilors have been doing all they can to encourage “infill”, help BSU expand off the existing campus into the historic residential neighborhood of our early town site and Increase density.
Thank God and Brandi Swindell this is an election year. Council President Maryanne Jordan was quoted in the STATESMAN saying, “It’s become very apparent to us that unless we do something quickly, this is going to continue to happen.”
An emergency council meeting is set for Thursday (today) to iron out an ordinance which is expected to be passed at the regular Tuesday council session. Councilors are aiming at a moratorium on infill. Let’s hope they can keep it in effect after the November 8 election.
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