Proposals for planned communities have taken a sharp downturn in Idaho since last year. A deteriorating housing market and the lack of infrastructure are being cited for delays in development.
"Where have all the planned communities gone?
This time last year, local and national developers were assembling large tracts of land with visions of creating new mini-cities across the Treasure Valley.
Elected officials and city and county planners were touring planned communities in other states to get a taste of what could happen here.
Ada County received nine development applications for planned communities in 2006. So far this year, the county has received just one."
Thanks to Jon Cecil, AICP