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Sabana subdivision proposal passes ACHD

posted Mar 30, 2018, 12:11 PM by Richard Llewellyn
The CBH/Trilogy 'Sabana' proposal in SW Boise received ACHD's approval tonight, with Jim Hansen and Kent Goldthorpe voting to deny based on safety concerns. We appreciate those votes. Paul Woods considered making a conditional approval based in part on safety, but also lack of current improvements on Victory to the west, but apparently could not add conditions, as we understood it. We'll need to rewatch the hearing video to make sure our facts are right regarding the final vote (https://achdidaho.civicweb.net/document/5205…).
NWNA's request to support existing policy regarding level of service did have some effect -- in the last week CBH/Trilogy agreed to pay for road widening along Victory adjacent to Sabana, which meant that they no longer required a waiver to this LOS policy. I also believe we put in a good showing with an impressive number of people standing to support our statement requesting that policy be upheld so that the required road improvements be built before development. Sabana will now move on to Boise P&Z.
There were other positive signs -- Ada County Commissioner Rick Visser came to ask denial for Sabana due his constituents becoming increasingly unhappy with growth, especially before infrastructure was built to accommodate it. We also learned more about how ACHD hearings, and how we can be effective when Prominence comes up. Thanks all who showed up or commented -- this was our first showing at a public hearing, and I think we did well.
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