Real Estate & Construction

Boise & Garden City

ESI buys land in Boise’s Central Addition

Engineered Structures Inc. has no immediate plans to develop the land, President Neil Nelson said

Boise 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

Idaho Companies

Nampa is where skaters roll, but Meridian may soon get rink

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.

Local

Northeast Nampa prepares for commercial wave with development plan

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.

Local

What it took to swap Boise’s Spaulding Ranch, West End site

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.

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Boise Centre East Topping Out

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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Boise Centre East Topping Out 00:35

Boise Centre East Topping Out

Video: Building homes with shipping containers 02:20

Video: Building homes with shipping containers

Tour vintage camp trailers 02:18

Tour vintage camp trailers

Doctor demonstrates emergency use of opioid blocking naloxone 04:22

Doctor demonstrates emergency use of opioid blocking naloxone