Construction, architectural design and other stakeholders have announced a variety of developments this week, as is evident in our focus section. Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA) continues to make headlines, in not one but two stories this week. The company announced it broke ground Wednesday for six buildings in the Eagle View Landing project. Secondly, BVA continues to work through the design process for a new downtown building that is being met with resistance. Challengers recently brought an appeal before Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which Catie Clark expertly reports on.
You will also find an update to the recently reported on NeighborWorks Boise project, and a new story about progress on Adler Industrial’s Meridian Business Center project.
Though not in our designated focus section, Sharon Fisher shares a developing story of new technology being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory that could help stakeholders save money and better develop complex buildings, including for nuclear projects.
What are your thoughts on local option taxes? A sometimes-contested issue, Catie shows in our other page one story how some cities embrace this funding structure. Tangentially along the lines of development, Sandpoint is pursuing a local option tax to fund some parks and recreation projects. Expect a follow-up story in upcoming coverage.
— Alx Stevens is the managing editor for the Idaho Business Review. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.