Boise City Council approves land swap between city and R & L Trucking Carriers

Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 00:21:35-04

BOISE — In our continuing coverage, the Boise City Council approved a land swap between the city and R & L Trucking Carriers.

Blue Valley residents raised concerns when R & L proposed to build a trucking terminal near their neighborhood off of Eisenman Road in Southeast Boise.

Noise and pollution were the biggest concerns.

The new property for R & L is about a quarter mile away from the Blue Valley neighborhood near the Winco facility.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said the residents of Blue Valley couldn't have done a better job advocating for themselves.

"There's just really nothing like the authenticity of you know just goodwill of that group and it's just great to get it lined up and there's a little ways to go so we don't want to get ahead and appreciate everybody's efforts," said Mayor Bieter.

Mayor Bieter said the city will be talking to the residents of Blue valley about the use for the land next door.

He said it is unlikely the land will stay in the city's hands and it would probably go back on the tax rolls to a private entity.