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Growth — what else? — on PF Council agenda

Staff Writer | July 20, 2021 1:00 AM

POST FALLS — Construction projects are on tonight's Post Falls City Council agenda.

The meeting starts in City Hall at 6 p.m.

A 37-acre parcel of the North Place East subdivision will be considered for immediate action. If approved tonight, Greenstone Homes plans to break ground on the development this year.

Rezoning of North Place East was approved by council on July 6, from R-1 to R-M zoning, which allows housing diversity, open green space and up to 10% commercial use but this parcel was not included in the request.

A Las Vegas company, Kulka Land LLC, submitted a request for annexation of an 18-acre parcel located west of North McGuire Road between Grange Avenue and Howell Road. The request is for the land to be zoned for single-family residences. Currently it’s zoned for agricultural use.

Annexation of a 12-acre plot north of Bogie Drive is on the agenda. Known as the Boyd annexation, the property is owned by Ace Solutions, LLC, of Post Falls. Currently undeveloped and zoned for agriculture, the property is mostly surrounded by large lot residential zoning and R-1 zones. It's located between Greensferry Road and Cecil Road.

City Council will also award a contract for work to begin on the Tullamore Sports Complex project. Consisting of debris cleanup, excavation and placing of structural soil, this phase is for land preparation only.

LaRiviere Inc., a Rathdrum company, is recommended out of four bids received. LaRiviere submitted the lowest bid of close to $851,000.

The Tullamore Sports Complex will sit on about 25 acres. With Prairie Avenue to the north and Killdeer Avenue to the south, it will rest between Charleville Avenue and Cecil Road. Phase 1 of the project carries a price tag of nearly $7.1 million.

Ross Junkin, Streets and Fleet manager, will address council about the state of the city’s fleet.

An update to the Post Falls Juvenile Code will be discussed. Post Falls Police Capt. Greg McLean said in an email that Post Falls code did not match Idaho state code regarding juvenile curfew. The city adjusted code to mirror the state, reducing curfew violations from misdemeanors to infractions.

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