It is no secret that Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Whether you’ve read it in a news report, caught the one-liners on Saturday Night Live, or experienced the change firsthand in the the last few years, Boise’s growth has been notable. Growth brings challenges and opportunities for any city, and Boise is certainly no exception.
In particular, housing inventory in the city has not kept pace with the growth the city has experienced since the recession in 2008. With fewer homes readily available, housing prices in the area have consistently increased year to year. Recognizing this challenge, the City launched a series of Community Conversations on Growth, which occurred over the past year. These conversations gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns about growth, and they also gave residents the chance to share their thoughts about various proposals aimed at addressing housing affordability.