The city council determined that even though the proposed project met the standards of the current zoning, it was felt that it did not meet what the council believed to be the desires of the citizens as expressed in the city's Comprehensive Plan for "higher quality development along the Greenbelt".
The property is located west of Glennwood, along Strawberry Glenn Road, west of the River Pointe Apartments. It lies adjacent to the Boise River Greenbelt. The developer's plan called for 40 housing units, with approximately 8% of the land to be set aside for an open space for a sitting area and fire pit. Among the city's objections to the plan was the lack of sufficient parking and open space.