Developer plans 420 homes east of Micron

Boise's future is clearly to the south - with a boom in development activity on the southern edge as the town grows.

Last week, Boise City Council approved the 2,000-home Syringa Valley subdivision. Now, another application for a large-scale subdivision is in the pipeline: Rush Valley.  This plan would put 420 homes on about 110 acres in an area off Columbia Rd. east of Micron Technology's Boise headquarters campus.

There are already homes in the area - with the newly formed Painted Ridge & Sunny Ridge subdivisions.  

This latest project is, like Syringa Valley, owned by CBH Homes principal Corey Barton. Conger Management Group is heading up the development, which would be a phased planned community and include three home types ranging from 1,400 to 2,500 square feet. Lots will accommodate Front Load (driveways in front), Alley Load (car party in the back) and Cottage-style houses.

A pool, clubhouse, parks and open space are part of the plan. Conger is also setting aside an area for commercial development - but will hold off for four years to see what happens with surrounding landowners before adding any stores or restaurants.