Boise & Garden City

Boise & Garden City

Boise passes emergency law targeting rogue duplexes

Nine “duplexes” built south and east of the Boise State University campus have as many as 10 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, Boise planning director Hal Simmons told the Boise City Council on Tuesday. Some use required open space, typically in the backyard, for parking. Some allow parking perpendicular to the street in front of the house.

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Ada County denies attempt to block Dry Creek Ranch project

Developer Boise Hunter Homes plans to build 1,815 homes on 1,400 acres located between Hidden Springs and the Shadow Valley Golf Course. Original plans for the planned community, submitted in September 2006 and approved 3 1/2 years later, called for a total of 3,500 homes and 650,000 square feet of commercial space between Hidden Springs and the Shadow Valley Golf Course.

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Bieter and Otter to stump for F-35 in nation’s capital

The trip is the latest piece of a broader effort to convince the U.S. Air Force to base a squadron of 18-24 F-35s at Gowen Field, the Idaho Air National Guard base that uses the Boise Airport’s runways. Local business leaders, including the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as most local political leaders and all of Idaho’s Congressional delegation, have thrown their weight behind the mission of attracting an F-35 wing to Boise.