McLean: Boise ending Murgoitio land swap discussion

The City of Boise is backing out of a proposed land swap with the Harris Family to develop the 160-acre Murgoitio park site in Southwest Boise. On Monday afternoon, the city announced the trade was no longer feasible because of the value of the once-planned park site. Mayor Lauren McLean considered the trade to construct … Read more

New Boise grade school gets name, faster timeline, three-story design

The Boise School District announced it would open the new grade school in Boise’s Barber Valley sooner than expected. It also announced a name for the school, as well as revealed design details. “We’ve been able to move the opening of that school forward to the fall of 2023, which we are excited about,” Boise … Read more

Murgoitio park trade: Records shed new light on possible swap – and what the city can and can’t do

BoiseDev Exclusive A story BoiseDev members got first. All eyes are on Boise City Hall in the next few weeks to see if the city council will go through with a land swap proposal to trade a long-dormant park site outside city limits for foothills land. Public records obtained by BoiseDev shed new light on … Read more

Murgoitio family applies to annex land into Boise for 1000s of homes. But it’s not the park site

The Murgoitio family has applied to annex roughly 380 acres into the City of Boise, according to records filed with the City of Boise. In March, The Land Group filed for a neighborhood meeting for nine parcels between Cole Rd. and Maple Grove Rd., south of Lake Hazel Rd. The firm represents several groups on … Read more

Exclusive: ‘Boiseans need housing’: McLean & Clegg say Murgoitio site trade would help housing need, serve Boise taxpayers

BoiseDev Exclusive A story BoiseDev members got first. For the first time, Boise’s political leaders are explaining what they hope to see with the Murgoitio Park site in SW Boise. As BoiseDev reported, the city started a process to annex the 168-acre site and an adjacent property owned by the Boise School District into the … Read more

Harris Ranch family seeking to trade Barber Valley land for SW Boise’s Murgoitio park site

The Harris Ranch Limited Partnership is the development group hoping to swap land with the City of Boise to develop the long dormant Murgoitio park site in Southwest Boise.  On Tuesday, BoiseDev obtained a news release from Atlas Strategic Communications on behalf of the Harris Ranch Limited Partnership, revealing the development group’s proposal for the … Read more

Boise might trade large park site for housing, foothills land. Neighbors aren’t pleased

A proposal to swap a decades-old future park site for open space in the Boise Foothills is ruffling some feathers on Boise’s southwest border.  The City of Boise is in talks to trade a 160-acre parcel south of Victory Road once envisioned for a park with athletic fields and other amenities for housing development. A … Read more

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