The Idaho Statesman’s Sven Berg posted a STORY Wednesday detailing plans for 2,000 new homes in an area which seems within earshot of city councilor Elain Clegg’s $60,000,000 third runway for military fighter jets.
Clegg has been an advocate of a new runway “south of the airport” to accommodate the F-35 combat fighter jet which is opposed by most of the neighbors in the Vista and Hillcrest neighborhoods. Those homeowners mostly favor basing noisy aircraft at Mountain Home.
Michael Coughlin, the developer of “Syringa Valley” (a sagebrush desert subject to wildfire) plans to build 453 homes near S. Cole and Lake Hazel initially with more to come, including a school.
The planned development seems to the GUARDIAN to be totally contrary to the issue of basing F-35 or F-15 fighter jets at Gowen field. City fathers and mothers have claimed the Idaho Air National Guard means big bucks for the local economy. We can’t wait to hear how they finesse construction of 2,000 homes as being compatible with a runway between the proposed development and the existing airport.
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