Parking lot proposed to replace grass near Ada Co. courthouse

Ada County has applied to convert a grassy patch in front of the Civic Plaza apartments into an expanded parking lot.

The strip of grass lies to the east of the courthouse building, but county officials want to convert it into gated parking for county employees.  The lot would house 67 parking spaces.

At one point, the site was envisioned as the location of an Albertsons store, but those plans were abandoned shortly after the courthouse project was constructued.