Northwest Boise has become one of the city’s most popular areas for infill projects since it was annexed three years ago.
More than 700 townhomes and apartments have been built or are in the construction or planning phases north of State Street and west of Gary Lane, raising concerns about intensifying already heavy traffic on State Street. One of the newest is a 29-home project that Tradewinds General Contracting plans on 2.13 acres at the southeast corner of Bogart Lane and Sloan Street.
If built as planned, the project will include six fourplexes, two duplexes and one single-family house. Two of the fourplexes would be built on the project’s west side, facing Bogart Lane. The other four would be on the property’s east side, next to Magnolia Park, which Boise Parks and Recreation hopes to open in the spring.
The duplexes and single-family house would face Sloan Street. Tradewinds originally planned to build apartments there, but neighbors balked, so the company redesigned the project, according to a letter an engineering firm representing Tradewinds filed in July with the city’s planning department.
In response to a Parks and Recreation request, Tradewinds will add sidewalks to connect the project’s south and east sides to Magnolia Park, said Leon Letson, a city planner who’s handling the project.
The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider Tradewinds’ application Monday. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.