Come and give us ideas early in the process about specific items, features, or problems you would like to see change, enhanced, or preserved!

Please RSVP to so that we can provide the right amount of snacks!

Prominence and the Silo

posted Oct 14, 2019, 7:50 AM by Richard Llewellyn

Prominence Revised Plan update -- Sept 19.  We have until next Wed (Sept 25) to submit comments to Leon Letson (email  You'll find the new plan, and a letter, as pdf documents on the information page, and Current News.

Developer Meeting at 9000 W. State Street -- Sept 19 Thursday 6-7pm.  Applicant wants 60 unit apartments.  Careful how you go -- narrow bridge over canal directly off of State Street.  This is old farmstead with the silo.


posted Aug 6, 2019, 10:53 AM by Richard Llewellyn



This is our chance to speak directly to City Council and Mayor!

Please send in a comment, even if you have already done so,

and attend the hearing!

See this link for help commenting:

And if you haven't heard our neighbor Bob Parsley's song 'We Call Her Old Hill Road', here it is, with a slideshow:

Carpooling from Shadow Hills Elementary School to City Hall 5:15 pm on Tuesday July 16.  

PROMINENCE on Hill Rd Corey Barton / Trilogy Development is back!

posted Mar 27, 2019, 9:50 AM by Richard Llewellyn

The developer meeting revealed a largely unchanged plan that has not incorporate the concerns of the neighborhood.  We are now sending our comments to Leon Letson referencing PUD19-00012, CAR19-00004, SUB19-00016.

W. Shields Ave Update

posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:13 PM by Richard Llewellyn

We talked with the developers at length on Wednesday night. This time they had the plat that they would submit with their application, as well as images of the look of the houses they plan on building -- the 'modern' flat and square style that has made its rounds to Boise. Immediate neighbors to the east were assured that everything would be done to save trees (though not 'diseased' ones, which could be over diagnosed, or 'elms' though they couldn't say which species of elm). The houses on the east border have the deepest backyards which will make a bigger buffer between the new development and allow space for the trees. They plan on a private road running from Shields to the end of the parcels near the Spoils Bank Canal. This road will grant a public easement for the long term goal of creating a path along the waterway. They are also planning on leaving the existing house on the western parcel along Shields, though the one to the east that is in poor shape will be landfilled.

My (your neighborhood president R Llewellyn's) thoughts -- it is another big change for that area. Traffic increase from this development shouldn't be considered alone, but that is what ACHD and the city does -- the cumulative impact of smaller developments are not considered. The shallow irrigation ditch with the unique sinuous concrete form (I remember playing in this as a small kid) will be lost, as is happening in much of our neighborhood (running water is beautiful above ground!). On the positive side, I am happy the existing house is being kept, as that will lessen the visual impact to the neighborhood and avoid landfilling yet another nice old house. They also have taken some neighbors concerns into account with the layout and larger backyards to the east. Finally, the granting of a public easement along the private road is a good step for the long term of the area, though it would have been better if they had also created a public natural space of their own to complement the canal. We'll watch with immediate neighbors as it moves through the permitting process.

If you have concerns or thoughts please contact us.

18 houses on 2.4 acres at W.Shields parcels?

posted Jan 14, 2019, 8:25 AM by Richard Llewellyn   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 8:28 AM ]

Developer meeting for 9689 and 9731 W. Shields properties this Wednesday Jan 16 at 6:30 - 7 pm at Chicago Connection Pizza (145 E. Iron Eagle Drive) in Eagle!
This is by the same group as the last meeting in November, but then it only pertained to the western parcel. During that meeting, we learned little other than the number of units and that a variance would be requested to be able to reduce the required setbacks between houses.
The current proposal is for a planned unit development (PUD) of 18 lots on both parcels (2.41 acres). That's all we know, but expect that they will again ask for a variance to build the houses closer together than is allowed at R1-C.
Let's show up to learn more and see if they have more details or are proposing access to the future path along the canal and a replacement tree buffer.

Our official neighborhood plan survey is online!

posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:48 PM by Richard Llewellyn

Help shape the future of the North West neighborhood!


The North West Neighborhood Association announces the opening of its existing conditions survey for input from residents. This survey is an important part of a current planning process that will help the neighborhood, neighborhood association, city, and independent consultants identify areas for improvement and opportunity within the North West neighborhood.


The survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete, and it must be completed once it is started. All responses are anonymous.  


The survey can be accessed at:



Richard Llewellyn, President

North West Neighborhood Association


APPEAL of Eaglehawk Development Design Downgrades this Wed Jan 9 6pm at City Hall.

posted Jan 6, 2019, 8:27 PM by Richard Llewellyn

Our neighborhood is appealing the design review decision to allow the six-plexes currently under construction near Magnolia Park and Shadow Hills Elementary to reduce the amount of stone used on the exteriors, and to replace a steel gazebo that will provide sun and weather protection to the occupants with a bare bones wooden trellis that looks designed only to check the box for a required 'amenity' for new multifamily developments. While these are, relatively, details -- the aesthetics do make a difference in how we perceive our neighborhood changing, and whether development is proceeding in a planned fashion that tries to fit in to the existing land-and-cityscapes, or whether it is haphazard and prone to downgrades when builders have cost overruns. We want new development to fit into our natural environment as much as possible, and a stone exterior works toward that goal.

Come join us for the appeal this Wednesday night to support our neighborhood!

Pollinator and Bird Habitat Grant Awarded!

posted Oct 25, 2018, 9:40 PM by Richard Llewellyn

NWNA was recently awarded a Community Conservation Grant from Ada Soil and Water Conservation District to restore and plant pollinator and bird habitat such as native shrubs and flowering plants in the flood basin near Seaman's Gulch and Hill Road Parkway Intersection!  We hope to start working soon to take advantage of the fall rains.  Call Richard at (208) 419-7527 for more information.

Neighborhood Party Aug 7 National Nite Out

posted Jul 18, 2018, 9:05 PM by Richard Llewellyn   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 9:06 PM ]

Our neighborhood is having a party during National Night Out at Magnolia Park Tuesday Aug 7. Come visit with your neighbors and meet new ones. We are lining up food trucks (Thai and Tacos), an Idaho Fish and Game education table, fishing poles for the bass stocked at the pond, and live music. Hope to see you there!

Open House to Discuss Bus Service Changes

posted Jun 14, 2018, 7:53 AM by Richard Llewellyn   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 8:12 AM ]

State Street Line (#9) may run every 15 minutes:

Check out this web page for bus route changes and city stats:

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VRT schedules open houses in Boise, Caldwell to discuss proposed ValleyRide bus service changes


MERIDAN -- Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is considering changes to its ValleyRide Boise and intercounty bus services and is seeking public comment.


Three open houses have been scheduled to provide more information and to collect comment:

The open houses will be held from 3:00-7 p.m.

Detailed information about the proposed service changes is available online at: The webpage also provides information about how to provide comment if unable to attend the open houses.

The proposed service changes are designed to maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources and connect more people to more places more often.  Any changes to existing ValleyRide bus service would be implemented in late fall 2018.

The deadline for providing public comment is Monday, June 25, 2018.


Contact Information:

Mark Carnopis
Community Relations Manager

Valley Regional Transit
700 NE 2nd St.   Ste. 100
Meridian, ID  83642

(P) 208-258-2702
(F) 208-846-8564
(C) 208-860-9811

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