We commit to responsibly develop the Dry Creek Ranch neighborhood, ensuring its aesthetics and uses blend with the landscape and local wildlife. We will preserve the beauty and natural attributes of these 1,400 acres.
Julius and Anna Jeker arrived in Idaho from Switzerland in the early 1900’s.
After nearly 25 years of renting farmland on what is now Harris Ranch, they decided to invest in their own ranch. So, in the 1930’s the Jeker’s purchased and subsequently farmed what is now Dry Creek Ranch.
Upon Julius’ death in 1951, the ranch was passed along to Julius Jeker, Julius’ son. The land stayed in the family for decades, until, in 2005 it was sold to an out-of-state development group, who had received approval from Ada County to construct 3,500 residential units and 650,000 SqFt of commercial space.
In 2016, Boise Hunter Homes acquired the land, including the entitlements (building approvals) that had been granted. However they had a different vision for Dry Creek Ranch, as the previously planned development was too dense, too urban, and inconsistent with surrounding properties. After substantially scaling back plans, Boise Hunter Homes sought and received an amendment to the project approval that had been granted by the County.
To honor its history, Dry Creek Ranch will feature a park named after Julius and Anna Jeker.
Creating Idaho’s largest development generated Wildlife Mitigation Fund, Dry Creek Ranch will perpetually generate money to be spent on the conservation of Idaho land and wildlife. Revenue will be raised through developer contribution, annual HOA dues, and property transfers. Upon completion of Dry Creek Ranch, the fund will top $3 million dollars and will continue to generate over $200,000 annually. Representatives from Idaho Fish and Game, Ada County, and the Dry Creek Ranch HOA will sit on the governing board, which will allocate these use of the funds in the most relevant, responsible manner.
Appurtenant to the land, Dry Creek Ranch has prolific water rights and resources which have been used for the last 100 years by its commercial farming operation. Using this same water, we are creating our own self-sustaining private water system, avoiding impact on public water systems.
Using the most progressive technology available, we are also creating our own private waste water treatment facility, again avoiding any impact or reliance on public utilities. In contrast to outdated sewer treatment plants, we are implementing the latest technology, to filter wastewater back to drinking water quality, then re-using it back on the land to irrigate landscaping, open space, crop production, and parks.
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