Developers Doug Jayo and Dave Yorgason have until late next week to appeal Boise Planning and Zoning commissioners’ denial of their projects.
There’s no word as to whether Jayo and Yorgason plan to go that route, rework their plans to the commissioners’ satisfaction or scrap them altogether. Efforts to contact them were unsuccessful.
Yorgason applied for permits to build Highlands Cove, 60 homes on 54 acres in the neighborhood around Crane Creek Golf Course.
Most of the new homes would be placed in a loop around the north and east sides of the golf course. The ones on the north would be located between the golf course and existing homes, according to documents on file with Boise’s Planning and Development Services. To provide access to the new homes, Highland View Drive, located on the south side of the course, would be extended eastward. Chardie Road, located north of the course, would extend around to the east.
People who live near the golf course said adding so many homes would worsen the dangers of walking, biking and driving through the neighborhood, which has narrow streets, blind curves and intermittent sidewalks. Yorgason proposed a wider street layout with ample sidewalks in Highlands Cove.
Just down the hill from Highlands Cove, Jayo planned to build Paramount Parks at the Highlands, a 157,000-square-foot assisted-living complex, at the northwest corner of Hill Road and 15th Street.
In this case, commissioners didn’t object to the proposed use or even its design, city of Boise planner Susan Riggs said. Instead, they didn’t want Jayo putting such a big building so close to the homes on 16th Street whose backyards would be just a few feet from the building.
The 3.5 acres in question are zoned for commercial uses, Riggs said.