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Mouser Letter to the Editor

posted Feb 11, 2018, 8:46 AM by Richard Llewellyn

January 30, 2018 03:36 PM

I am very concerned about CBH/Trilogy planning to ask for city approval to build about 300 units between Duncan and Bogart on idyllic Hill Road. They want to cram these large green fields with three-story apartment buildings and tract houses just as they have at other locations in our neighborhood. Enough is enough.

As a long-time resident, I cannot express the pleasure it brings to see cyclists consistently cruise by and even horse riders. This is the destination to enjoy a taste of rural living while enjoying Boise city life. The number of bikers and walkers on Hill Road attest to the importance of maintaining a rural element here. Preserving open space is important to more than the Foothills, and even city parks do not fulfill the same need as the natural and agricultural landscape we currently enjoy.

Historic Hill Road not only has green crops, but grapes growing, sheep grazing, as well as llamas and horses. It would be extremely sad to have this all evaporate and transform to endless tracts of housing and apartments. Please join the fight — Boise has been voted the No. 1 place to live for a reason.