Under the heading of “You saw it first on the GUARDIAN,” we are taking heart at recent success of the North Enders who are fighting the proposed CVS pharmacy at 16th and State.
The group of citizens who are looking to preserve the character of Boise were able to convince the Boise Planning and Zoning commishes to deny a building permit. A well orchestrated media campaign which began with a GUARDIAN guest opinion by Stephen C. Fischer has worked–at least for now.
In other development news, it looks to us like Boise City officials could be grasping at straws when it comes their subsidized stadium scheme. Seems that College of Western Idaho is also having SECOND THOUGHTS on their plans to build on the old Bob Rice Ford land they purchased for about $10 million. A former CWI Foundation board member was the lawyer for the Rice family sellers.
The GUARDIAN covered the bungled bond saga repeatedly.
In a nutshell there is talk among CWI and Boise proponents of the stadium to basically trade locations. That would out the bass park along the Boise River at 29th and the CWI project on Americana.
Team Dave is talking about a Town Hall public meeting which has always meant a sales pitch.
Meanwhile the City Council turned down a 430 unit urban URBAN SPRAWL deal near Micron. Developer Jim Conger has made three attempts to get the city to annex 110 acres, but concerns over single point access and traffric have stalled the process.
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