There has to be some kind of analogy to the mideast situation with all these invanders imposing their will on the peace-loving people of Boise and Ada county.
The latest aggressor is Westpark Company with ‘Mayfield Springs.’ It is another of those mass subdivisions billed as a “Planned Community” proposed for land located northeast and adjacent to Interstate-84, approximately 14-miles east of Boise in unincorporated Ada County.
The primary access to the paving of the formerly flower covered desert
is at the Mayfield Springs I-84 Interchange and Indian Creek Road.
The proposed 909-acre community would include approximately
2,500 residential units presented in a variety of styles and price ranges desired by single-family home buyers, empty-nesters, and residents looking for condominium living opportunities. (That probably means cheap houses). The proposed project would be built in phases over the next 5 to 7 years.
The planned community application indicates the project is to be built
around an 18-hole public golf course….great use of precious water resources!!
The course is to be designed by’Audubon Certified Sanctuary’ criteria that requires special attention be given to sensitive and wildlife-friendly areas. The proposed plan calls for a large clubhouse facility, driving range and learning center…something the eagles and badgers will surly love!
The Mayfield Springs community would be divided into various village
styles that are linked by a network of streets and walking trails. One
proposed village style would provide several housing options desired by families while other village styles will cater to those living a retired
lifestyle. Each proposed village includes a developed walking trail
system, pocket parks and recreation opportunities…they forgot the equestrian trails, however.
In addition to the residential villages, the Mayfield Springs Planned
Community application also outlines plans for a mixed-use hotel,
conference center and spa. This complex would be located along with
other related commercial facilities proposed for the northeast corner of the Mayfield Springs Interchange. A community shopping center and
related retail opportunities are also proposed for the northwest corner of that same intersection. Does this somehow have the ring of swampland in Florida or those desert developments in Arizona where you get a free dinner if you come to hear the sales pitch?
Today’s submission does not mean Ada County has formally accepted the
developer’s planned community development application. It only marks
the beginning of the completeness review process to ensure the developer
has adequately addressed the appropriate local, state, and federal
regulations and ordinances as they pertain to the proposed development
in their application.
We need to do something friends. The enemy is aiming at getting us surrounded. We will soon be held hostage in our little communities unable to escapt to C.J. Strike to the south or Cascade-McCall to the north.
This is a no brainer. There is not enough water, sewage disposal, or roads to handle what these greedy developers are trying to do. Our only hope is to elect a few growthophobes who won’t sell out.
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