All we wanted was a few trees, some decorative concrete and a sculpture flanked by benches. What we got was a massive bureaucratic headache. Between tree experts, the City of Boise, the Capital City Development Corp. and the Ada County Highway District, no one seemed to be able to agree if our fancy, stamped concrete met the streetscape standard. After months of wrangling, we ended up with part fancy concrete, part loose gravel and part vegetation. At least we got to keep our sculpture.
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