Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hillside to Hollow Master Site Plan Open House on Aug. 20

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Back in the beginning of the summer, Boise Weekly checked out an open house pertaining to the Hillside to Hollow Reserve, where Foothills users were invited to map out what trails they thought should be added to the open space between Bogus Basin Road and 33rd Street, north of Hill Road. The meeting brought out nearly 150 people—hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers—eager to help shape the city's newly acquired land.

The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, the city of Boise and Ridge to Rivers staff are ready to present the draft master site plan for Hillside to Hollow and get feedback from the public. The Land Trust and the city each purchased separate parcels of land, comprising of 319 acres of nature area. 

The plan was put together with insight from hundreds of people over the past six months from three public meetings, emails and phone calls. Topics at this meeting will include trail use, neighborhood access points, parking needs and erosion control. 

The open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hillside Junior High School, 3536 Hill Road. If you can't make the meeting, an analysis map and questionnaire will be posted on Aug. 21 here.

A final master site plan will be presented to the Boise Parks and Recreation for discussion on Sept. 18.

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