Eagle issued 226 residential permits in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2009's total of just 31.
"Residential development in 2012 was the highest growth we have had since 2006," said Eagle Mayor Jim Reynolds during his annual speech Tuesday at the Eagle Hills Golf Course. Reynolds said the city wants to balance growth: "We don't want to just explode again with housing. We want to have a balance of industry and homes."
Æ Parks and Recreation: Mike Aho is the new director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The city plans to install 85 new trail signs at the Eagle Sports Complex. Eagle Fun Days, July 12 and 13, will include a new fireworks display.
Æ Public art: Artist Brenda Kaye, who painted the city's public art mural at Smoky Mountain Pizza, will paint a new mural at the state liquor store on State Street.
Æ Library: In 2012, the library extended its hours and added more seating, programs, downloadable audio and e-books and computers.
Æ New restaurants opening soon: Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine opens this month at 228 E. Plaza St. The Bodacious Pig, a BBQ Restaurant at 34 E. State St., and Schnitzel Garten, a German restaurant at 1225 E. Winding Creek, open this spring.
Æ Roads: The city and Ada County Highway District are discussing a roundabout at Eagle Road and old State Street. The Idaho Transportation Department is improving the Linder Road and Idaho 44 intersection.
Cynthia Sewell: 377-6428, Twitter: @CynthiaSewell