Boise & Garden City

Boise developer plans townhomes on Idaho Street west of Downtown

Boise developer David Hale has applied for permits to build 15 townhomes on a vacant lot south of Idaho Street and between 16th and 17th streets just west of Downtown Boise.

Hale hopes to break ground this fall and wrap up construction in early 2016. He said Thursday that the location of the project – a few blocks from the Downtown core, the Connector and shopping centers – will be a big draw for potential residents.

Hale hasn’t set a price range for the townhomes yet. He said in a press release that the townhomes “will be priced under any of the Downtown competition on a price-per-square-foot basis.”

Each townhouses will include a single-car garage, private open patio space and a second-floor deck with views of the Foothills, Hale’s press release said.

“We live in a very active city where outdoor recreation is a pastime of many,” Hale said in the release. “It appears everyone owns bikes, skis and recreational equipment, whether motorized or not. Offering a garage not only provides for safe and secure off-street parking, but also meets the storage needs of future buyers’ toys...I wish I had completed product available today.”