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Apartments. Change at Whole Foods. What’s coming in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell

A look at new buildings under construction in Downtown Boise

Builders are putting up new apartments, condominiums, retail and restaurant spaces, hotels and offices in Downtown Boise as the boom stretches deep into 2019. Here's what's going up now, and what's planned.
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Builders are putting up new apartments, condominiums, retail and restaurant spaces, hotels and offices in Downtown Boise as the boom stretches deep into 2019. Here's what's going up now, and what's planned.

The latest proposed developments, other construction projects and new businesses around the Treasure Valley:

Boise

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This is a new artist’s rendering of the seven-story apartment building proposed in Downtown Boise by Collegiate Development Group of St. Louis. Provided by the city of Boise


Collegiate Development Group has filed a request for a permit to build its planned seven-story apartment building at 270 E. Myrtle St., across from WinCo Foods and Julia Davis Park.

The building would have a mix of studios and one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments. Plans call for an interior parking garage, a second-floor swimming pool and a rooftop deck, along with ground-floor retail shops.

The Statesman wrote about the company’s plans in March. A hearing before the Boise City Design Review Committee will take place Wednesday, July 10, at City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

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SAJJ Architecture is proposing to build 20 garage condominiums at 6323 S. Federal Way. The complex would have a security fence, an RV dump station, landscaping with grass, trees and shrubs, along with a picnic area.

SAJJ Architecture of Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a permit to build 20 garage condominiums at 6323 S. Federal Way. The garages, marketed under the name Go To My Garage, would allow storage of vehicles and personal or business items. With 1,285 square feet to 1,745 square feet each, the garages are listed for $138,000 to $188,000 each.

Whole Foods is seeking a permit to remodel its store at 401 Broadway Ave. The $800,000 project will include moving the coffee and juice bar and adding new refrigerator cases.

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Intrastar LLC has proposed an 11,000-square-foot office building on an empty lot south of the Interstate 184 Connector, at 8650 W. Hackamore Drive. The proposed site design calls for two entrances to the building off Hackamore. BRS Architects via the city of Boise

Intrastar LLC of Boise is seeking a permit to build an 11,000-square-foot office building at 8650 W. Hackamore Drive just south of the Flying Wye. There will be a room for embroidery work, another for screen printing and offices for the company’s design and sales teams. There will also be a showroom for the public to view merchandise. A hearing before the Boise City Design Review Committee is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

Primary Health is seeking a permit to build a 6,340-square-foot clinic to provide urgent care and family practice treatment at 1475 N. Cole Road. The project would include a parking lot for 41 vehicles.

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Habitat Veterinary Hospital is seeking a permit to build a 5,900-square-foot animal hospital at 3103 E. Barber Valley Dr. The building will include a pedestrian plaza near the front entrance and a sloped roof would add visual interest. Rendering by Architectural Werks Inc. via the city of Boise

Habitat Veterinary Hospital is seeking a permit to build a 5,900-square-foot animal hospital at 3103 E. Barber Valley Drive. It would include a parking lot for 39 vehicles and parking for 10 bicycles.

The Boise School District is seeking a conditional use permit to built a 54,000-square-foot elementary school at 3555 N. Milwaukee St. There will be a public hearing on the permit at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Boise City Hall.

WHPacific Inc. is appealing the Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of the Prominence Subdivision, a planned development that would have 156 single-family homes and 130 multifamily homes on 38.4 acres at 8366 N Bogart Lane. WHPacific represents the developer, Trilogy Development, owned by Boise businessman John A. Laude Sr. Trilogy also seeks to rezone the site to a denser classification that would allow the project.

The El-Ada Community Action Partnership, also known as El-Ada CAP, seeks approval from the Ada County Highway District of a half-acre planned unit development, called Sanders Crossing, of eight modular homes at 2004 28th St. Six existing homes would be removed. ACHD is set to consider the issue as part of its consent agenda at its noon meeting on Wednesday, June 19. El-Ada also is asking Boise to rezone the site from R-1C (single-family residential) to R-1M (single family/modular residential).

C17 LLC, represented by Conger Management, is is requesting approval of a planned unit development and preliminary plat application to build houses on 14 lots on 2 acres in the Latigo Place subdivision, 2101 E. Boise Ave.

Meridian

A WoodSpring Suites extended-stay hotel is planned at 1262 S. Rackham Way in Meridian, near the southeast corner of South Eagle Road and Interstate 84. The four-story hotel is set to cost $6 million, according to a permit filed with the city.

CBH Homes is building the Baraya Apartments at 188 N. Umbria Hills Ave. The project will include 13 apartment buildings, each with about 12 units. The community will also feature a club house, pool and maintenance building.

A church, Real Life Ministries, is moving into an office space at 1098 N. Hickory Ave. in Meridian, southeast of the intersection of East Fairview Avenue and North Eagle Road.

Eagle

The Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Eagle City Hall, 660 Civic Lane, to consider an application by White Sturgeon LLC to build another phase of its Snoqualmie River subdivision. This phase would include 82 single-family homes located on a 38-acre site on the southwest corner of North Palmer Lane and West Floating Feather Road.

Kuna

After a public hearing May 7 that was continued to May 21, Kuna’s City Council this week was still considering an 80-acre subdivision proposed by Tim Eck. Eck has sought to annex 40 acres into the city with a medium-density residential zoning and to rezone 40 acres of farmland for commercial use. The properties are at the southwest corner of Ten Mile and Hubbard roads.

Caldwell

A 39-house subdivision called Hampshire Place has been proposed on six acres at the northwest corner of Spruce Street and Georgia Avenue. The Caldwell Planning and Zoning Commission was to consider the application this week.

The Planning and Zoning Commission was also considering Adam Fuhriman’s application to annex 15 acres with an low-density residential zoning designation for a 29-house subdivision, Covington Square, at the southwest corner of Linden Street and Dorman Avenue.

The Rubaiyat, a used bookstore in downtown Caldwell, has applied to convert the former Anchored Church of God, 614 S. 6th Ave., into a two-story bookstore. The renovations are slated to cost around $30,000, according to a building permit filed with the city.

Noteworthy

They’re coming to Boise: Residents of Seattle, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles search for apartments in the Boise area more than residents of any other city, says Apartmentlist.com, a listing service. Seattle accounts for 14 percent of Boise searches on the site, Salt Lake City 12 percent and Los Angeles 8 percent. And where do Boiseans moving elsewhere search most? Phoenix (8 percent), Idaho Falls (7 percent) and Salt Lake City (6.5 percent).

A Montana outdoors-media business has bought Ketchum’s First Lite, a direct-to-consumer retailer of high-end merino wool and other hunting apparel. MeatEater Inc., of Bozeman, founded by Steven Rinella, host of the “MeatEater” hunting show on Netflix, said First Lite has sponsored his show since its start in 2012. Cofounders Kenton Carruth and Scott Robinson will stay on as First Lite copresidents, running day-to-day operations in Ketchum.

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