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Micron plans daycare across from Boise HQ

Micron Technology has asked to rezone a piece of land it owns across the street from its large Boise campus for a daycare center use.

The technology giant, which employs about 6,000 people in the Boise area, wants the City of Boise to change the zoning on a 4.8-acre piece of land wedged between Federal Way and I-84 for daycare use. The site currently has a technology-industrial designation, which would not allow for a daycare, so Micron has asked the city to change the zoning to commercial.

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The company said in filings it would “construct and operate a private childcare facility for Micron employees only.”

As BoiseDev has reported, a number of factors have made it increasingly difficult for local parents to find childcare. The trend started before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has accelerated in recent years with labor shortages and pandemic-related challenges. Some centers have waiting lists for infants that are much longer than the gestation period for a baby.

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The company said it could “eventually re-zone additional adjacent Micron-owned parcels for potential additional commercial development.” The area around the Micron campus, long considered detached from the core of the City of Boise, has started to see increasing development, including a large new truck stop and a number of new industrial projects.

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Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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