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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Town to be Considered Tonight in Elmore County

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Testimony continues tonight on a proposed large-scale community west of Mountain Home. If approved by Elmore County commissioners, the Mayfield Townsite could encompass 5,000 acres of agricultural land north of I-84 at the border of Elmore and Ada counties.

The development has been on the drawing board for 50 years, and is roughly twice the size of Mountain Home and similar in size to Eagle and Meridian. The townsite project is tied to another planned community known as Mayfield Springs, a smaller, 761-acre project hoping to serve another 10,000 people.

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Tonight's hearing is set for the Elmore County Courthouse in Mountain Home at 6 p.m. Another hearing is scheduled for May 12.

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