About 400 people were evicted from the apartments in September and the property owners planned to remodel the complex and bump up the rent. But, when a city inspector found they were lacking at least 16 critical building permits, all work on the project was ordered to stop.
There is only one place to go for indoor skating in the Treasure Valley these days: the Nampa RollerDrome, a longtime fixture in Canyon County. A second rink could be on the way for the eastern part of the valley, if a couple who moved to Idaho last year can find financial partners or investors to build Meridian Skate.
The Inn at 500 Capitol, the six-story, upscale Downtown hotel under construction at 500 Capitol Blvd., is expected to open late this year. The developer, Obie Development Partners, offered a tour of a model room Friday to show what the hotel’s $200-a-night rooms will look like.
Every so often, those “get rich quick” real estate seminars come to town. Generally, it’s led by one or two “famous guys” (or gals) who might have a cable TV show. The advertisements purport to teach you how to cash in on “guaranteed” investment methods.
It’s a good time to be a Treasure Valley home builder. New home sales and median home prices are up sharply from a year ago. “Everything is selling,” one real estate broker says. But used, or resale, homes are in short supply, and the entry-level market is weaker than the high-end one.
The city is working on a plan to flesh out commercial development in the area. Restaurants, bars and other entertainment-oriented businesses could encourage concert-goers, workers and students to spend money in Nampa instead of Boise or Meridian. Some worry a new era of growth will lead to traffic congestion and other infrastructure problems.
Boise State University will mark the formal beginning of construction on its new Honors College and First-Year Residence hall at a celebration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the building site, 2338 W. University Dr. across from the Student Union Building.
Jim Conger wants to build 24 homes on 4.2 acres just south of East Warm Springs Avenue. The neighborhood wants the project to include things like connections to the Boise River Greenbelt. Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider the project April 11.
Boise City Council members said Tuesday they want more specifics on a proposed plan to build more than 2,000 homes, schools, a city park and some commercial space on 600 acres southwest of the Boise Airport over the next two decades.
What it took to trade a piece of city-owned land southeast of Whitewater Park Boulevard-Main Street area for Spaulding Ranch, a 20-acre historic farm near the north end of Cole Road, was unusual. But after months of negotiation, the pieces are in place for what could be a working urban farm and a history park, as well as a new development with a mix of residential and retail space on the West End of Downtown.
The developer that built Eighth & Main and City Center Plaza in Downtown Boise originally wanted to put two hotels on the 5-acre lot between 11th, 13th, Myrtle and Front streets. That didn’t work out, partly because the company couldn’t work out a deal with Capital City Development Corp. to pay for a public-private parking garage.
With demand soaring, developers such as Boise Hunter Homes, Larry Leasure and Dave Yorgason are building out swaths of land re-zoned 15 years ago. That’s rankling would-be neighbors, who have the money and organization to mount a serious defense. And reminding Boiseans in general that development of their beloved Foothills has not ended.
Projects like City Center Plaza, Inn@500, Marriott Residence Inn, Hyatt Place, The Fowler, One Nineteen and The Afton are making this growth spurt unprecedented. Today’s boom is bigger than the late 1980s and 1990s, which set the Downtown template. How long can it last?
The topping out ceremony marks the placing of the building's last roof beam. VIPs from local governments and businesses turned out for this Feb. 17, 2016 ceremony for the building that will house the Greater Boise Auditorium District's new ballroom
Boise Centre East Topping Out
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