Boise is Boomin'

Where is This Growth Going?

How Big is Boise Going to Get?

I’m doing something a little different on this post. Below is a video with my thoughts on Boise growth. The Community Planning Association for Southwest Idaho produces a lot of data for what the Treasure Valley will look like in 20 years.

Here is the data table from COMPASS. It’s startling. I’ve lived in Boise my entire life. I’ve already seen so many changes, and there are so, so, so many yet to come. I’m of two minds when it comes to the growth. I think it’s exciting to be a part of something that’s changing so rapidly. I like that my city has become a destination for so many newcomers. At the same time, I see how the rise in living costs has punished long term residents. I don’t want my excitement to come at the cost of people’s misery. However, I realize that none of this is up to me. Boise is changing with or without my permission. I’m going to embrace the change and make the best of it.

More importantly, I want to hear about your thoughts. Leave a comment, call me, text me, email me, or meet me for a scooter ride. Are you excited for these changes? Are you apprehensive? Are you worried? If you’re feeling anything, why are you feeling it?

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