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ESI is apparent low bidder for BSU student housing

ESI of Boise is the apparent low bidder to build new student housing at Boise State University.

In addition to the Lincoln Avenue housing, ESI broke ground in November on the Micron Business and Economics Building, is wrapping up construction on the Environmental Research Building, and is also constructing a campus parking garage.

Construction costs are estimated at $13,283,035, according to Idaho’s Division of Public Works. ESI’s bid is listed as $11,065,360. It generally takes several days before a contract is officially awarded.

The six townhouse-style buildings will house 360 students and take in about 135,000 square feet on Lincoln Avenue between University Drive and Beacon Street. The four-story structure is described as wood framed, with brick and stucco and single-ply roofing.

The housing is for upperclassmen, who traditionally move off campus after living in dorms for their first two years of college. The university now leases space in motels near campus to fulfill housing needs.

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Jennifer Gonzalez covers construction, real estate and development news. Contact her at jennifer.gonzalez@idahobusinessreview.com or 208.639.3515.

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