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Chausse Swan project proposed again in Boise’s 27th St. neighborhood

A project we first told you about in 2018 started to rumble back to life recently.

Boise Planning & Zoning approved a permit for the Chausses-Swan project at 901 N. 27th St. in January of 2019, but the site sat empty. Now the application is back in front of the city.

Initially the project started out with a four-story design, but once approved in 2019 it had morphed into a building with three stories. The current version of the project proposes a three-story building with 65 apartments and 6,300 square feet of commercial.

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“We believe we have made all the accommodations required of the Zoning Ordinance including sufficient off-street parking, open space amenities and cooperation with the 30th Street Master Plan,” Steve Trout with Trout Architects wrote on an application letter. “We feel this proposed residential project in this neighborhood, with mixed commercial activities including the proposed development across the street, will be the start of enlivening this street and neighborhood.”

Site plan for the Chausse-Swan. Via Trout Architects

The project application says Chausse Swan will include 43 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom units, however floor plans show a mix of one and two bedroom units. Application materials submitted to the City of Boise indicated different details, but Trout Architects reached out with corrected information.

The revised project will need to win design review approval from the City of Boise, as well as approval for a planned unit development from Boise Planning & Zoning. The design review hearing is set for Wednesday, February 10th at 6pm at Boise City Hall of virtually online. The P&Z hearing date is not yet set.

The project conforms with a development agreement the city approved last year.

The project’s name,Chausse Swan, is also the name of along-since-closedgravel company in Boise.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the final approved version of the project from 2018-2019. Additionally, the application materials provide conflicting information, which has been amplified.

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