A CVS Pharmacy developer proposes demolishing the strip center across from Boise State University with Tree City Juice and Smoothie Café, Subway, Nutrishop and Textbook Exchange.
T.M. Crowley & Associates of Indianapolis wants to build a one-story, 13,111-square-foot CVS Pharmacy at 1265 S. Capitol Boulevard at Ann Morrison Park Drive/University Boulevard.
The plan also calls for demolishing the vacant former Pizza Hut at the rear of the 1.78-acre property, according to a conditional-use permit application for a drive-thru filed at Boise Planning and Development Services.
T.M. Crowley is the same developer in the permitting stage to build Idaho’s first free-standing CVS Pharmacy at Fairview Avenue and Cole Road. The Capitol Boulevard pharmacy would be the second free-standing CVS in Idaho.
CVS is the nation’s largest pharmacy chain but only arrived in Idaho in April 2016 with two in-store pharmacies in Target stores in Nampa and Twin Falls. This followed the CVS purchase of more than 1,660 Target pharmacies in 2015.
CVS has nearly 9,700 stores in 49 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Wyoming is the only state without a CVS, according to the CVS website.
T.M. Crowley is the largest developer of CVS pharmacies, with more than 500 CVS stores built. Cody Herbster, vice president of real estate at T.M. Crowley & Associates, was not immediately available for comment.
In April, Herbster indicated more CVS pharmacies are likely for Idaho.
“We’re actively looking,” Herbster said in April.
Kimley-Horn, a Raleigh, N.C. design consulting firm, is collaborating with T.M. Crowley and conducted a neighborhood meeting June 21 at which only one neighbor appeared and was in support of the project, according to the Kimley-Horn.