This week, Bret Moffett steps into the CEO seat at Power Engineers, an Idaho company that specializes in designing power plants, power-distribution systems and complicated manufacturing plants across the globe.
A partnership between the city of Boise, Thomas Development and Northwest Integrity Housing is aimed at overcoming a persistent lack of housing that people who make less than the area’s median income can afford. The city would contribute land and grant money from HUD. Details such as timetable, cost and who pays what have to be worked out.
McAlvain Design Build won a contract in 2013 to rebuild the range near the end of Mountain Cove Road in the Foothills. Now, the city will use the same contract to pay McAlvain to build a new range north of Kuna Mora Road between Cole and Pleasant Valley roads. Purchasing manager Colin Millar says this will save money.
Eric Rossman blames the city of Boise, Ada County Highway District, developers Richard Pavelek and Tim Day, and geotechnical engineering firm Strata. Avram Ninyo, a consultant from San Diego, says a landslide once occurred on the land under the houses on Alto Via Court, and the danger is still there.
The city believes it has legal standing because Dean Hilde’s property is in the area of impact. At least four Boise department heads recommended opposition to the proposed airstrip. The City Council recommended that the county deny Hilde’s application.
One of the Treasure Valley’s largest construction companies, Meridian-based ESI Construction, paused its workday on Thursday to offer a safety training session for more than 400 employees and subcontractors.
The J.R. Simplot company could experiment with sustainable crops in the three greenhouses. The company’s headquarters, located between 9th, Front, 11th and Myrtle streets, is almost finished. Landscaping between it and Jack’s Urban Meeting Place is likely to take place next spring.
Boise inspectors shut down renovation underway at Glenbrook Apartments on April 27 after finding that no permits were filed for the project. The city rarely sees large commercial projects fail to apply for permits. Work can resume once the city issues the permits, but the project architect hasn’t yet filed for them.
Engineered Structures Inc. has no immediate plans to develop the land, President Neil Nelson said. Boise City Councilman Scot Ludwig had hoped to develop the lot himself, but it never worked out. ESI specializes in big buildings, such as Eighth & Main and City Center Plaza in Downtown Boise and the Nampa Public Library
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.
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
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