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The Coming Year – 2013 By Mayor Jim Reynolds


In spite of the apparent reticence of major investors in the wake of the national election, home sales rose 2 percent during October 2012. The attitude of local developers re- mains quite optimistic with regard to new projects in Eagle. Look at all the activity:


Dennis Baker’s Lakemoor is moving forward with more residential units, while cutting back on planned com- mercial structures. M3 Corporation is working through the Community Infrastructure District and Plan- ning Unit Master Plan process in structuring their 6,300-acre Spring Valley master planned development. Of a more immediate nature is the residential development of the re- cently purchased Fox Tail golf course with 241 lots by the same M3 Corporation.


The Legacy Project, once a develop- ment of awesome proportion, has been resurrected along more tradi- tional lines by several developers.


Dr. Tommy Ahlquist and the Gardner Corporation are planning a 192-acre development along Mace Road by the north fork of the Boise River. It will likely be mixed use, but primarily residential as well with 282 lots.


The latest, Snoqualmie Falls, has come before Planning and Zoning and Design Review with 35 lots and received their blessing.


Lions Gate will be offering 32 single fam- ily homes on one-acre lots near Ballantyne and Floating Feather. Castleberry Corpo- ration is moving ahead with Castleberry West III along Chinden Boulevard near Meridian Road. Shaughnessy,


formerly


Park Place Gardens, is seeing new activity, and the Preserve Subdivision located south of the above mentioned Legacy project will begin a new phase early in 2013.


Jim Hunter is purchasing land from Cres- ton Thornton, who has provided our com- munity wonderful concerts at his Eagle River Pavilion. Jim plans to build single family units on the property that was for- merly the parking lot for the pavilion.


Even Arbor Ridge, at the corner of Hill Road and Highway 55, is seeing activity and plans for more single family residences.


So what is driving all this optimism for residential construction in Eagle? It just might be the expected influx of retirees attracted by Eagle’s highly desirable lifestyle. Along with the natural beauty and outdoor sports and activities we so cherish, it is like- ly that our outstanding medical com- munity will draw new residents seeking retirement. This is especially true considering the numbers of Americans over 55 who have ranked our valley so highly in recent nation- al polls as their choice for retirement.


Eagle is a spectacular place to live, and because of it, I believe we will come through this economic tur- moil just fine.


Any articles and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of Eagle Magazine or the City of Eagle but remain solely those of the author(s).


WIT AND WISDOM


“GOOD RESOLUTIONS ARE SIMPLY CHECKS THAT MEN DRAW ON A BANK WHERE THEY HAVE NO ACCOUNT.” — OSCAR WILDE


“FOR LAST YEAR’S WORDS BELONG TO LAST YEAR’S LANGUAGE AND NEXT YEAR’S WORDS AWAIT ANOTHER VOICE.” — T.S. ELIOT


“CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR AND ANOTHER CHANCE FOR US TO GET IT RIGHT.” — OPRAH WINFREY


“EACH AGE HAS DEEMED THE NEW-BORN YEAR THE FITTEST TIME FOR FESTAL CHEER.” — SIR WALTER SCOTT


“BE ALWAYS AT WAR WITH YOUR VICES, AT PEACE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND LET EACH NEW YEAR FIND YOU A BETTER MAN.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


“TO READ A POEM IN JANUARY IS AS LOVELY AS TO GO FOR A WALK IN JUNE.” — JEAN-PAUL SARTRE


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