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Author Archives: Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez covers construction, real estate and development news. Contact her at [email protected] or 208.639.3515.

Historic library will be new home for veterans’ groups (access required)

Restoration of Caldwell’s Carnegie Library is beginning to take shape. Located at 1101 Cleveland Boulevard, the Carnegie Library was purchased by the city of Caldwell in 2013 with plans to establish a Veterans Memorial Hall in the historic 6,300-square-foot building. ...

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Project Update: Sage International School (access required)

Redevelopment of the Boise’s Parkcenter Mall is changing the landscape in southeast Boise. Sage International School is renovating the mall with plans to occupy 31,000 square feet at first. Ultimately, the charter school plans to occupy 83,000 square feet if ...

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College of Idaho’s athletic complex nearly complete (access required)

Just under a year after construction started, the College of Idaho’s athletic complex is nearly complete. Final landscaping and interior finishes are underway on the Caldwell campus with work scheduled to wrap up in early July.  The 22,300-square-foot building will ...

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Eighth Street traffic in Boise to change direction (access required)

Traffic will change directions on a stretch of Eighth Street in Boise. The Capital City Development Corporation approved the plan to convert the direction of traffic on Eighth Street between Bannock and Main Streets, which will go into effect Sept. ...

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Construction of City Center Plaza begins in Boise (access required)

Construction of the long-awaited City Center Plaza kicked off July 1 in downtown Boise. Representatives from the project’s developer, the Gardner Company, along with Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Boise Mayor David Bieter, and representatives for Valley Regional Transit and Clearwater ...

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Fourth Human Bean drive-thru to open in the Treasure Valley (access required)

A fourth Human Bean coffee drive-thru is opening in the Treasure Valley. Construction of the 350-square-foot location at 21st Street and Blaine Street in Caldwell will start in July. Franchise owner Alex Furioso said the building won’t look like other ...

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Boise Urban Garden School will move to new Boise park (access required)

Boise’s newest park will also be home to the Boise Urban Garden School. Construction of Comba Park at 2995 N. Five Mile Drive started on 3.2 acres of donated land last fall. Construction of a splash pad, playground, shelter, pathways ...

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Nampa Library Square office component scaled back, project moving forward (access required)

The Gardner Company has reduced its plans for the retail and office component of Nampa’s Library Square. The company originally planned a 30,000-square-foot, three-story building with office and retail space in the downtown development, which includes a new plaza, library ...

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Traditional homebuilding is recovering, but log home sales lag (access required)

Companies that build traditional homes are busy in the post-recession recovery. But log home builders are still waiting for their market to catch fire again. Construction of log homes dropped 78 percent between a peak in 2003 and 2012, according ...

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