Boise & Garden City

Boise approves Harris Ranch North framework for 173 new houses

After facing its share of controversy over the past two months, the concept for Harris Ranch North sailed smoothly through a Boise City Council hearing Tuesday night.

Now, only a few relatively minor obstacles separate Boise Hunter Homes from building 173 homes on the 90 or so acres in the hills above the Spring Creek subdivision in Harris Ranch. Those include a renegotiation of Boise’s area of impact to include 45 acres near the head of the Homestead Trail and the city’s standard permitting process.

Several people raised concerns about the project at an April meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Their concerns included traffic, light pollution, impacts on wildlife and the view for people who live below the development. Tuesday, only two members of the public commented on the project, and neither one was outright opposed to it.

Boise Hunter Homes hopes to break ground on the project this fall.