UPDATE: Boise Councilman Ludwig Appeals P&Z Denial to Boise Council on Tuesday 

click to enlarge HUMMEL ARCHITECTS/CITY OF BOISE DOCUMENTS
  • Hummel Architects/City of Boise documents
UPDATE: Boise City Councilman Scot Ludwig won't attend any of the June 5 council meetings at Boise City Hall, either the afternoon work session or the traditional evening meeting, when his fellow council members will take up a full agenda of reports and resolutions. In spite of his absence, during the evening session, the council will hear an appeal concerning a project that Ludwig is attached to as a developer.

In March, the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission denied Ludwig's proposal to build two high-rise buildings joined by a sky bridge at the corner of Broad and Fifth streets in Boise's Central Addition neighborhood. Ludwig's original plan included an 11-story building on the northeast corner of Fifth and Broad, and a nine-story building on the southeast corner.

Representatives of Preservation Idaho argued against the proposal, writing, "The building seems heavily skewed towards parking spaces and less toward the urban housing vision." City staff agreed, telling P&Z commissioners that the "project is inconsistent with the Central Addition Master Plan." Ultimately, P&Z commissioners denied Ludwig's application for a conditional use permit for the project.

Now, Ludwig is appealing that denial, saying that revised plans for the project now call for more condominium space. His appeal also argues that P&Z commissioners put too much emphasis on the project's height before deciding to reject the initial proposal. 
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