Boise City Council clears way for Knudsen House relocation

The Historic Knudsen House at 603 W. Franklin St. survived another round in what has turned into a lengthy boxing match.

Statesman staffOctober 15, 2013 

The Historic Knudsen House at 603 W. Franklin St. survived another round Tuesday night in what has turned into a lengthy boxing match.

The former home of Morrison Knudsen co-founder Morris Knudsen was cleared to relocate down the street to 812 W. Franklin.

The home, which needs to be cleared by Dec. 31 to make room for a parking garage, was in danger of demolishment when the Boise Historic Preservation Commission voted that the owner of the 812 W. Franklin house could not tear it down to make room for the Knudsen House.

On Tuesday, the City Council ruled that the Historic Preservation Commission erred in its assessment of the demolition criteria, therefore overturning the decision and allowing for the 812 W. Franklin house to be demolished and opening the door for the Knudsen House to relocate.

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