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More than 100 homes planned for Donnelly

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A large subdivision is proposed for Valley County. 

Tamarack Falls would be located off of Tamarack Falls Rd. and S Norwood Rd. in Donnelly. The 130-lot subdivision would sit on more than 115 acres. The applicant KM Engineerings is proposing a variety of lot sizes, including 38, 1 acre lots, 58, 0.5 acre lots, and 28, 8,000 square feet lots. 

“Tamarack Falls does not detract from the rural atmosphere of Valley County and complements the natural beauty and open characteristics of Valley County,” the application said. “…The development is consistent with other residential developments occurring in the area and is not scattered, sprawling, or haphazard in nature. Different lot sizes are clustered within the development and designed around ample open space to achieve a cohesive community with a high quality of life for residents. Tamarack Falls is well adapted to the natural advantages and disadvantages of the site and emphasizes the natural beauty of the surrounding.”

The smaller lots would be clustered in the northeast corner of the subdivision. The applicant writes that these would “provide a more affordable option to meet the housing needs of Valley County.”

At the center of the development would be an irrigation and drainage pond for residents to gather and recreate.

“Ample open space has been included throughout the subdivision to serve as gathering places and active amenities for residents, and pedestrian access is provided via a network of pathway,” the application said. “The pathways provide an active amenity for residents to safely walk around the entire neighborhood. All common space within the residential portion of the project will be owned and maintained by the homeowners’ association.”

Project phasing 

Tamarack Falls would be constructed in three phases. Phase one would consist of 34 one-acre lots and 14 half-acre lots and the irrigation pond. Phase two would include four one-acre lots and 30 half-acre lots and phase three would include 15 half-acre lots and 28 8,000 square-foot lots. The application said the remainder of the development’s construction would be market driven. The development is planned to start in fall/winter 2022 and would be completed spring/summer of 2023.

“This community will complement surrounding uses, fulfill comprehensive plan goals, and provide needed housing in this area of the County,” the application said. “The community design and variety of lot sizes will be suitable for various income levels, household sizes, and lifestyle preferences.” 

The applicant will be looking for conditional use permit approval on October 20 from the Valley County Planning and Zoning Commission.

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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