One bright spot on the New Year horizon came Wednesday night at the Ada County Commish meeting when all three members demonstrated at least a small dose of GROWTHOPHOBIA.
They seem to think 8.6 dwelling units per acre is about double the appropriate number of homes for the proposed Dry Creek “Planned Community.” The group delayed consideration of a development proposal that could have added as many as 4,300 homes on 1414 acres in the northwest foothills off Highway 55 and Dry Creek Road.
At the Wednesday meeting commissioners discussed their concerns about the density of the 4,300 home planned community and instructed staff to work with the applicant to explore ways the housing density could be dramatically reduced while still keeping the project viable. They may not be TRUE GROWTHOPHOBES, but they do show some symptoms.
A final decision on the Dry Creek Planned Community is scheduled for a public hearing March 11.
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