Sunday, August 18, 2013

Boise State Looking for 23 Acre Rezone Into 'U' Designation

Posted By on Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Boise State University wants to bring more of its campus and surrounding properties into the fold. That's why university officials will go before the Boise City Council this Tuesday, Aug. 20, and ask for 41 parcels of land, making up approximately 23.7 acres, into a "U" or university zone. The rezone area is bordered on the north of Boise Avenue, east of Broadway Avenue, south of the Boise River and east of Capitol Boulevard.

According to official documents filed with the City of Boise, "the entire rezone area is owned by the school and is included in the currently adopted Master Plan for the university." The impacted areas include the new Business School building, apartments near University Drive, university buildings used for offices and daycare facilities to the south of the main campus and the eastern edge of the campus, south of Bronco Stadium.

Boise State officials have said they're in the process of updating their Master Plan even further, and according to city documents, "that expansion into the residential neighborhood would be a part of the update. Extensive neighborhood meetings and hearings with the city will be required for any expansion of the school's planning boundaries."

The City Council will take up the rezone when it convenes Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Boise City Hall.

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