Broad Street gets another large apartment proposal

Teya Vitu//August 30, 2018

Broad Street gets another large apartment proposal

Teya Vitu//August 30, 2018

An eight-story apartment complex is planned for the Broad and Second/Third Street block, which is mostly a dirt parking lot with three wooden houses (rear). Photo by Teya Vitu.

Broad Street’s fourth multi-story housing project in the past two years surfaced Aug. 28 with a proposed eight-story mixed-use project at Third and Myrtle streets.

The 142-unit 3rd & Myrtle or Boise Caddis would fill the block bounded by Broad, Second, Third and Myrtle streets in the city’s Central Addition. It would join the 159-unit The Fowler apartments that opened earlier this year and the proposed 160-unit The Cartee and Boise City Councilman’s two-tower 60-unit proposal with an elevated garage over Broad Street.

River Caddis Development of East Lansing, Michigan, applied Aug. 28 for a zoning change from residential-office (R-ODD) to central business (C-5DD).

GGLO Architects of Seattle is the architect but the company is well versed in Boise buildings. GGLO did the initial design for The Afton condos, the Fifth & Idaho Apartments, the River and Ash street apartments – all under construction now – and it designed the new Boise City Hall Plaza and Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell, plus the preliminary plans for the proposed park across from Boise Plaza.

River Caddis Development has acquired, developed or redeveloped multi-family and commercial projects in Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Florida, and Iowa with pending projects in South Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin and Colorado, according to the company website.

The newly proposed Broad Street apartments would be directly behind WinCo (right). Image courtesy of GGLO Architects.

River Caddis has developed several student housing projects, including the 57-unit Trowbridge Village near the Michigan State University; the 1,071-bed Campus Village at College Station Texas A&M University; the 186-unit The Domain at Waco near Baylor University; and the 148-unit The Domain at Cleveland serving Cleveland State University.

The Boise project will include ground floor retail and structured parking, according to filings with Boise Planning & Development Services.

Officials at River Caddis did not immediately return calls to the Idaho Business Review.

Editor’s Note: This article was updates with images at 11:56 a.m. Aug. 30.