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Boise, Eagle work together to expand park in growing area

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The City of Boise will transfer some of its land to the City of Eagle to make more room for a park. 

In 2019, Lakemoor Subdivision developer Dennis Baker, designed Pamela Baker Park within the development in Eagle, naming the park after his late sister. However, six acres of the park overlapped into Boise. A previous land exchange agreement between the cities of Boise and Eagle will allow for the land to be annexed into Eagle.

“The agreement required that a buffer zone for the W. Boise Water Renewal Plant to be established and that a Greenbelt connection to Chinden Blvd. be constructed (which was completed in 2019),” Rob Bousfield of the City of Boise wrote in a memo. “This arrangement also supported creation of a City of Eagle park as buffer space west of the plant. In exchange for these items, the agreement contemplated that the City of Boise would transfer ownership of a 6.22-acre parcel to expand the park. The deed will specify that the parcel be utilized as a park and recognize it as a buffer zone.”

[Long-term questions remain as Boise’s upcoming budget is looking up]

Phase one of Pamela Baker Park was completed in January of 2020. But as the Lakemoor Subdivision quickly expands, the park will need to be completed, which requires the transfer of land.

The land that the city’s are re-annexing is the property closest to E. Laguna Shore Ln.

The City of Boise will read the de-annexation ordinance for the third time on May 4, 2021.

Here’s an earlier story on the park from Idaho News 6:

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Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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