A planned community, 10 years later



As Ada County considers another large-scale planned community in Dry Creek, BW is taking a look back at Hidden Springs, the first planned community built in the county. Check back Wednesday for our story on Hidden Springs, 10 years out, but in the meantime you can see how Hidden Springs residents feel about their home, based on Ada County's most recent biennial survey of residents.

The survey, conducted every two years since Hidden Springs began, shows that a large number of residents have been there at least three years, and generally like the place. But one key statistic--Question 5--shows that 43 percent are not happy about having to drive to Boise or Eagle every time they need Bounty or duct tape.

Ada County commissioners will continue to discuss and maybe, finally, vote on Dry Creek Ranch this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in their hearing room on the first floor of the Ada County Courthouse. Public testimony was closed at the last hearing on the development but commissioners did not take a vote.

It looks like the Dry Creek vote will be Commissioner Paul Woods last, before he is replaced by incoming Commissioner Sharon Ullman [on Monday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.].


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