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You asked: What’s the construction next to the beacon on I-84?

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Several BoiseDev readers asked what’s happening on Interstate 84 at Five Mile, on the property that includes the large beacon structure.

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We first told you about the Voyager Subdivision last august. The project will bring 47 homes to a site the developer described as being “filled with junk.”

Now crews are working to clear the site to make way for the subdivision.

It will feature 25 traditional-style homes, with 22 alley-load homes. Floorplans vary from 900 to 2,500 square feet. That’s a slight change from the original proposal.

The Boise City Planning & Zoning Commission initially denied the project in October say it was not consistent with Boise’s development code. The developer, an affiliate of the Conger Group, appealed the project to the Boise City Council. The council voted 5-0 to overturn the earlier decision.

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A new sound wall and berm will go up along Interstate 84 at the perimeter of the site according to the application.

The large tower on the property that’s visible from the freeway will remain. The FAA calls it “Ustik NDB BO 359” (not Ustick, somewhat confusingly). The NDB there stands for non-directional beacon, and uses radio frequencies to help guide planes. NDB? NBD.

(Also, in a random note – the applicant for this infill subdivision is the same as another project we wrote about nearby earlier today).

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Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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