Don Day at BoiseDEV recently authored a significant "deep dive" article exploring Boise's options to best optimize future growth, titled "Where will Boise grow? Ownership, geography, affordability drive future plans."
The piece offers thoughtful insight into a myriad of considerations that impact Boise's present and future development. Interesting points made by the article include:
- The City of Boise estimates needing 1,000 new housing units each year, to keep up with growth.
- The City of Boise believes that approximately 1/3 of the new housing units need to be affordable for those who make 80% or less of the area's median income level in order to avoid creating an increasing imbalance of jobs and housing units which would negatively impact job growth.
For a comprehensivesummary of growth options, we'd recommend reading the article in its entirety, here:https://boisedev.com/news/2019/08/14/deep-dive-where-will-boise-grow-ownership-geography-affordability-drive-future-plans/ .