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Boise rental project gets pushback from neighbors

A series of new homes are set for Eagle Rd. in Boise, according to an application with the city.

Ethan Helmer wants to add 46 homes to a 3.1 acre site on Eagle Rd. just north of McMillan Rd.

(While it seems like this might be in Meridian, Boise’s city limits juts out to Eagle Rd. for just over a mile.)

Project features

The Audra Lane project would include seven four-plex buildings and three six-plex buildings. Each unit would stand two stories tall and feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

  • About half of the site would feature open space – 1.46 acres.
  • Amenities include a gazebo, picnic tables, barbecue pit.
  • Renderings show a playground area.
  • A total of 91 parking spaces are proposed – with 46 in garages and 45 open spaces. That works out to just about one spot per bedroom.

Neighbors, developer spar ahead of hearing

The developer wants to waive a requirement that would require retail use along Eagle Rd.

“We discussed this with the neighbors at our neighborhood meeting and they we adamantly opposed to any retail development,” Robert C. Unger with ULC Management wrote in an application letter. “The surrounding area is predominately residential making any retail uses in this location inappropriate and a deterrent to this project and the area.”

Significant public feedback is filed with the City of Boise. One letter pushed back on the assertion residents didn’t want retail on the site.

“This statement is ‘adamantly’ false. The retail piece was not discussed at the neighborhood meeting,” neighbor Larry Ice wrote. “At the meeting the neighborhood voiced opposition to the proposed apartment project and we are ‘adamantly’ opposed to that.”

Other residents expressed concerns over parking, path access and traffic.

The parcels remain listed for sale on Loopnet.

The project does not have a scheduled hearing in front of Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The applicant asked to defer until after July 1 to update site plans.

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