The BoiseDev team is off for the holiday break. (We’ll keep an eye out for any major breaking stories of course.) While our employees enjoy some downtime, we bring you a few stories you might have missed this year. We’ll be back at full strength on January 2nd!
When something didn’t look quite right on a Southwest Boise construction site, Marisa Keith grabbed her tape measure.
In 2018, Keith, the president for the Southwest Ada County Alliance, was part of a group of neighbors who heavily opposed the construction of the 28-unit Sabana subdivision off of Victory Road. After hours of tense hearings, the Corey Barton Homes and Trilogy Development project eventually got the go-ahead, but with some conditions. Boise City Council required the developer to add increased setbacks to move the new homes further from the property line to give existing residents more breathing room.
But, once construction started, things didn’t look right to Keith. She discovered the foundations for the homes had all been poured in the original places, with the setbacks several feet closer to the property line than the city council required when it approved the project.