Two open houses to learn about future plans for the Hillside to Hollow Reserve are scheduled at the Highlands Event Center, 2590 N. Bogus Basin Road at:
6 p.m., Monday, March 3.
Noon, Wednesday, March 5.
The area is mostly undeveloped land north of Hill Road and between Bogus Basin Road and Hillside Junior High School.
Some questions to be considered for the area during the open houses are:
What resources should be protected?
What amenities should be included in the reserve?
Where should trailheads be located?
The property is next to Harrison Hollow, which is managed by Treasure Valley Land Trust.
The planning process is being conducted by the city of Boise and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley to guide the creation of a master plan for 318 acres of natural open space.
Included in the 318-acre Hillside to Hollow Reserve is the 260 acres purchased by the Boise in 2013 from Boise Foothills LLC.
The purchase price was $1.9 million, and money came from the 2001 Foothills serial levy funds approved by voters in 2001.
The parcel is located north of Hill Road between Bogus Basin Road and North 33rd Street. The land is composed of grassland and some upland shrubs.
Over the last few decades, the property has been used by many recreationists and theres a network of trails in various conditions.
A master plan will be needed to focus restoration efforts and determine locations for appropriate recreation.
People who are interested but cant attend one of the public meetings can comment online at surveymonkey.com/s/HtoH.
Public comments will be accepted through March 15.
More information is available from Wendy Larimore, project coordinator, at wlarimore@cityofBoise.org, 608-7636 or Julia Grant at email@example.com, 493-2533.
See a map of the area at parks.cityofboise.org and go to Parks and Locations.