Boise enters into a lease with Adler to build large industrial park, open space parcels not included

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The Boise Airport moved a step closer to adding millions of square feet of industrial space to the city. 

Back in January, BoiseDev reported the City of Boise asked Boise-based Adler Industrial to develop industrial land near the airport. This week during a city council meeting, the city entered into a master lease with Adler. The proposal from Adler could include a two-part industrial park with up to 31 buildings.

Under the LLC Boise Airport Industrial Holdings, more than 80 acres of Boise Airport-owned land could be developed. Adler Industrial plans to build more than 1.1 million square feet of industrial for distribution, warehouse, and manufacturing companies. For this project, Adler is partnering with Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Sawtooth Investment Management.

The project would cover a variety of city-owned sites near Victory Road and Maverick Lane.

Open land near Indian Lakes left out

Site map courtesy of Adler Industrial.

As part of the original proposal, the airport wanted to rezone a 77-acre parcel of land near Indian Lakes from A2, the city’s designated permanent open space zone for properties, to a light industrial designation for Adler to develop.

During a March Boise Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, neighbors voiced that they were upset that an industrial project of this magnitude would be built in their backyards and impact wildlife in the area. The commission ultimately approved the project without rezoning the A2 parcels, opting to table the decision so the city could bring back more information. Earlier this summer, Boise City Council pushed back its decision on the rezones to an August meeting.

The commission only makes recommendations for rezones to council. So this week, when the council discussed awarding the master lease to Adler for the part of the project near Cole and Victory roads, Mayor Lauren McLean said the city decided to leave out the A2 parcels when they consider rezoning the land for the second part of the project in August. When the project was first proposed there was planned to be over 153 acres of industrial space- without the A2 land there would be about 80 acres.

BoiseDev’s Margaret Carmel contributed reporting.

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

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