Landowner appeals rejection of subdivision near Shakespeare Festival

November 8, 2013 

David and Ann Triplett haven't given up on a plan to develop their land in Boise's East End.

The Tripletts are appealing a Sept. 16 decision by Boise's Planning and Zoning Commission to deny developer Jim Conger's application to build 43 homes on 12 acres just east of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's amphitheater.

City staff has requested a Jan. 14 public hearing on the appeal.

At the nearly five-hour Sept. 16 meeting, most people who spoke against the development focused on concerns about noise from homes disrupting performances in the amphitheater. Some predicted that people living in the development would someday push back against the Shakespeare Festival because of noise from the performances.

Conger downplayed those concerns, saying he supports the festival and wants to see its performances in the outdoor amphitheater continue.

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