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BVA proposes large industrial park south of Boise Airport

A new industrial park known as Pleasant Valley is proposed for undeveloped land south of the Boise Airport.

Tommy Ahlquist’s Meridian-based development company Ball Ventures Ahlquist submitted an application to the City of Boise for the annexation of 121 acres. The proposed project is located at the intersection of Lake Hazel Road and Orchard Street and would contain 99 acres of industrial uses and the rest will be roadway or commercial development, like restaurants and other retail to support the area. 

BVA is partnering with Adler Industrial on the project.

[Land south of Boise airport on the block; could be the site of thousands more homes]

Employers unknown

BVA did not share what types of business would go into the park, but a letter of intent said the goal is to meet the demand for industrial space adjacent to I-84.

“BVA has been entertaining multiple users that are excited about this location and the possibility to develop facilities that can expand into this area as the site grows into a premier industrial site for Boise City,” the letter of intent attached to the application said. “This project will provide ample employment opportunities to Boise’s residents.”

The development will also include a roughly five-acre public road network to serve the park. The alignment of the road has not yet been finalized with Ada County Highway District. An email attached to the application from BVA’s Chief Development Officer Tonn Petersen to an employee with the Idaho Department of Lands said none of the roadways proposed in the project would cross state endowment lands.

A growing industrial area

This property is located in the airport planning area, which means only transportation or industrial uses are allowed. BVA is proposing the area be zoned light industrial, which allows warehouses and manufacturing operations appropriate to be located near a commercial or residential area.

BVA Pleasant Valley
A site map of the proposed industrial park project. Courtesy of Babcock Design.

Concept drawings included with the application show potential future phases to the south and north of the initial application.

This park would join the City of Boise’s industrial park a few miles to the east along Eisenman Road and I-84. This was established as part of the Gateway East urban renewal district in 2019.

The City of Boise Planning & Zoning Commission will consider the project in June. A hearing date is not yet set.

Disclosure: BVA Development is a BoiseDev advertiser. The firm had no role in the selection or production of this story.

Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev senior reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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