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Commercial remodelers confront unique challenges — Focus (access required)

Transforming a space from half-baked commercial space into an elegant eatery is no piece of cake, especially when the space is on the middle story of a three-story, 100-year-old building. But Talon Construction undertook the challenge when they brought the ...

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Blaine County court tosses development ordinances (access required)

A Blaine County court decision may affect future development in this rural county and may impact county and city ordinances statewide. In a decision handed down June 3, District 5 Judge Robert Elgee told county officials the county’s ordinances governing ...

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Bridge will be gateway to Barber Valley project (access required)

Two projects conceived in the days of mood rings, sea monkeys and pet rocks have shown signs of coming to life this month after decades of gestation. As the Harris Ranch development took a huge step toward realizing its plan ...

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Experience – It really does count — Construction Review (access required)

As the new-housing market slows, contractors across the board are turning where they can to maintain their workload, often setting their sights on remodeling projects, remodeling professionals said. But this market-dictated rise in remodeling contractors doesn’t necessarily come with a ...

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Waiting out the storm – Ketchum permits up, but developers stay cautious — Construction Review (access required)

This May, Ketchum outstripped last year’s permit applications by a dollar value of more than 300 percent, but building officials caution not to get too excited about that figure. “Last year was an unusually slow year,” said Ketchum Building Official ...

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Portico development takes shape in Meridian location (access required)

Gardner Ahlquist Development will break ground this week on another building in The Portico at Meridian, located at Franklin and Eagle. Construction began in November on the first buildings in the 24-acre development, and some of those completion dates have ...

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Fred Meyer planned at corner of Chinden, Linder (access required)

A new Fred Meyer store has been proposed at the northeast corner of Chinden and Linder in Eagle. It will anchor the 40-acre Eagle Island Marketplace, developed by the Eisenberg Company of Phoenix. The 350,000-square-foot shopping center will include space ...

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Study challenges infill assumptions (access required)

When up to 60 high-density housing units were proposed on farmland on Boise’s Central Bench Rim in the mid-1990s, the neighbors were not pleased. The neighborhood formed an association, and 32 people testified against the project – called Garden Green ...

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Sage Community Resources fills financial gap for start-ups (access required)

When North American Foods’ potato processing plant closed in Glenns Ferry earlier this year, 110 people were suddenly unemployed. It was devastating to a city with a population of 1,611. Department of Commerce officials, at the time, said the closure ...

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