Nampa and Meridian are considering increasing their impact fees, paid by developers to offset growth’s strain on public services. The fees are passed on to buyers of new homes and commercial buildings.
The Boise Parks and Recreation Commission approved a bike skills park and dog park north of Reserve Street and east of Mountain Cove Road in the Military Reserve. The Albertson Foundation will pay for the park.
The Ada County Highway District picked 11th Street as a north-south connection from the Boise River Greenbelt, through Downtown and the North End, to Camel’s Back Park, because it is a mostly unbroken route.
The Hawkins Cos. plan to build a 272-unit luxury apartment complex at the old Central Assembly Christian Life Center on Fairview Avenue in Boise. It would go in right down the street from where the Biltmore Co. is building 96 apartments.
The Ada County Highway District considered but opted not to widen a bridge that leads to just nine lots owned by five property owners, including an ACHD commissioner. The project would cost about $30,000.
The Ada County Highway District is finishing up an $8 million overhaul of the intersection at State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway / 36th Street in Boise. The new thrU turn replaces left turns north or south.
Idaho Transportation Department contractors working on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River discovered two active ordnance devices as they conducted maintenance work. Mountain Home Air Force Base and other local law enforcement removed the devices.
Ada County Highway District plans to begin work Nov. 14 on Cole Road in Boise from Interstate 84 to Franklin Road. The project will widen Cole from three to five lanes and add medians, sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
The Ford Idaho Center in Nampa just delivered a $186,000 yearly profit, the city-owned center’s first in 22 years of operation. That will curb the drain on city taxpayers and help pay for improvements.