Battle brews in East Boise over proposed subdivision; Homeowners, school, cultural icon weigh in
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A battle brews in Est Bise over a proposed development that concerns homeowners, a neighborhood school and a cultural icon.
Developers with the Conger Management Group wants to turn a large chunk of land located in the Barber Valley into 43 homes and 120 storage units. Construction would go up ust hundreds of feet away from Riverstone International School and the beloved Shakespeare Festival.
"With this development that has no planned green space, the only place for these kids to play is on our playground which will put us in the position perhaps of having to be the bad guy," Bob Carignan, the headmaster of Riverstone said. "We're a small school. We're a non profit, we have limited resources."
"Any homes closer the noise from shakespeare is a nusiance," Harris Ranch homeowner Laura Lindsey said. "I love Shakespeare and I don't want to see Shakespeare have to move because of complaints of noise. "
The Shakespeare Festival has been in its current location for 16 years.