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Parkside condo building filling on second attempt (access required)

The 20-story Parkside mixed-use building that overlooks Lake Coeur d’Alene is filling up, finally, after losing half of its would-be buyers during the economic downturn. “We couldn’t have broken ground at a worse time in history, with the collapse of ...

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ACHD: Eagle-Fairview commercial development to boost traffic 47 percent (access required)

Traffic delays at Idaho’s busiest intersection won’t end with completion of safety projects and a capacity expansion now in full swing. That’s because daily vehicle counts at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, in Meridian, will increase. “The road project is motivated ...

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Project Update: Einstein’s Oilery, northwest Boise (access required)

Einstein’s Oilery is expected to open in early August on Baldcypress Street, east of Eagle Road in northwest Boise, said Tony O’Neil of Radix Construction, the Nampa-based general contractor for the project. The 3,100-square-foot building will include a mezzanine in ...

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Boise panel endorses JUMP building redesign (access required)

The Boise City Design Review Committee on July 18 voted to recommend the the city Planning & Zoning Commission approve a revised plan for the six-story building to anchor the Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) parkscape project downtown. The committee’s ...

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U.S. Geothermal revenue jumps, but so does loss (access required)

U.S. Geothermal reported a loss from continuing operations of nearly $10.63 million, or 7 cents per share, for its fiscal year ended March 31, compared to a loss of about $4.04 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier. ...

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Garbanzos take root in Idaho’s north (access required)

Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, are a growing business in northern and north-central Idaho as farmers cash in on higher prices. Idaho acres planted in garbanzo beans jumped by 63 percent from 2009 to 2010, from 32,500 to 53,000, according to ...

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St. Michael’s mortar replacement (access required)

The 112-year-old St. Michael’s Cathedral, at Eighth and State streets in north Boise, is getting “re-pointed.” Worn surface mortar is being blasted away and replaced, adding strength and durability, TMC Inc. Masonry Contractors owner Tim McGourty said. Most of the ...

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Roundup 7-13-12 (access required)

Walmart Real Estate Business Trust purchased 12.51 acres of land on the southwest corner of Middleton Road and Roosevelt Avenue, Nampa. The Nampa Buiding and Site Design Standards Committee in January approved a design for a 42,129-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market on the ...

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Eighth and Main will raise market’s top rent

Office rent for the Eighth and Main tower will be as high as $27 per square foot per year including landlord expenses, said Tommy Ahlquist, chief operating officer with project developer Gardner Company. Construction cost is the reason, he said. ...

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Wildland firefighter force more than doubles

More than twice as many wildland firefighters are assigned to large fires this year as a year ago, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise reported July 11. NIFC is the nation’s base for wildfire management and logistics. About 8,300 ...

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