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A green renewal (access required)

Despite an expected decrease in federal subsidies for green building features like solar power, representatives of several local firms say they will continue to continue making energy efficiency a priority. Photo courtesy of Neil Kelly

President Donald Trump, who said we can “leave” the environment during his presidency so long as we don’t hurt business, appears to have provided an unexpected shot in the arm to the Portland, Ore. green building community. Word that incentive ...

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Verraso Downtown adds luxury short-term rentals to the downtown Boise mix (access required)

Verraso Downtown will add splashes of oyster white, coffee and two fluorescent yellow balconies to the corner of 15th and Front streets. Image courtesy of Chad Olsen.

Developer Chad Olsen was tired of building multi-million-dollar homes with Tuscan designs. So he switched gears, and now he’s working on an eight-unit, short-term vacation/transitional apartment building in the shadow of The Connector and within eyeshot of downtown Boise’s Rhodes ...

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Portland developer sues Andersen Construction for $5.7 million (access required)

A lawsuit filed by Macadam Landing Apartments and Guardian Development against Andersen Construction alleges nonconforming and defective work on the Oxbow 49 building, an apartment project in Johns Landing completed last year. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC.

Andersen Construction’s inability to provide enough skilled workers led to a raft of construction defects on the Oxbow 49 project, its developer alleges in a lawsuit filed in June. Macadam Landing Apartments and its manager, Guardian Development, allege nonconforming and ...

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Jail expansion has started in Kootenai County (access required)

Kootenai County is adding 114 beds to its 327-bed jail with another 108 beds on the horizon. Image courtesy of LCA Architects.

Site work has started on a 114-bed, $12.4 million expansion to the Kootenai County Jail in Coeur d’Alene. The project will increase capacity to 441 beds. Kootenai County is building two jail housing units, but only the larger, 20,000-square-foot units ...

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A word with Jamie Scott of Mill 95 (access required)

Jamie Scott (left), founder and manager at Mill 95, talks with Dakota McMahon, project superintendent with ESI, at the Mill 95 construction site in Wilder.  Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Jamie Scott is the founder and manager of Mill 95, a hops processing and storage facility that her family-owned company is building on Highway 95 near Greenleaf about 40 minutes west of downtown Boise. Scott is the former executive director ...

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McCall’s Whitetail Club opens sales for new Shore Lodge Cottages (access required)

Whitetail Club in McCall is offering four designs for its new Shore Lodge Cottages. Image courtesy of Whitetail Club.

Putting a vacation home up for short-term rental will be a new opportunity in the next phase of development at McCall’s Whitetail Club private community. Short-term rentals are prohibited throughout the 1,300-acre development, which adjoins Shore Lodge. The development has ...

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