Sunday, April 8, 2012

Land Swap Near Armory on Tuesday Agenda

Posted By on Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 10:03 AM

When the Boise City Council meets this Tuesday evening, it will consider a unique land swap—6,723 square feet of city property in exchange for approximately 5,150 square feet of property belonging to the Ada County Highway District. Both strips of land are on opposite sides of the old Boise Armory. City planners say the swap would allow them to "even up" property lines.

The long-abandoned armory is expected to be part of another, much bigger land swap with a California-based developer who hopes to restore the building. The city can't sell the land outright, so the developer is expected to purchase land near the Boise Airport and swap it for the armory.

City officials and the developers, J&M Land LLC, have been tight-lipped about the proposed project.

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