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Jennifer Gonzalez covers construction, real estate and development news. Contact her at jennifer.gonzalez@idahobusinessreview.com or 208.639.3515.

Family-owned train service offers a ride for your raft

Riding a train up into the mountains, only to float the rapids down it: Yes, that’s exactly what I did recently in the mountains north of Boise. I was aboard for the Payette River Flyer’s inaugural run between Smith’s Ferry ...

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Project Update: State parking garage in Boise (access required)

The state parking garage on Washington Street in Boise is nearing completion. Construction of the 5 1/2 –story garage, located between Sixth and Seventh Streets, has recently included installation of an elevator, windows, frames and doors, handrails and guardrails. Exterior ...

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Project Update: Canyon County Administration Building (access required)

Canyon County’s administration building is nearly finished. Interior work has started at the offices at 1115 Albany St. in Caldwell. That work includes painting, flooring, and the installation of ceiling tiles and cabinets. Exterior site concrete work is nearly complete ...

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D.L. Evans to build new branch in Ammon (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank will construct a new branch near Idaho Falls. The bank will be built at 2634 E. Sunnyside Road in Ammon in the Sandcreek Commons Center. It will provide full-service banking services when construction wraps up in November ...

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Interactive art center for kids nearing completion in Idaho Falls (access required)

A vacant theater in Idaho Falls is being renovated into an interactive art and technology gallery for kids. The Idaho Falls Arts Council is renovating the former Rio Theater at 271 Broadway Avenue into the new ARTitorium on Broadway. The ...

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Ada County home prices are up, sales have dipped slightly (access required)

Both newly built and existing homes are selling at higher prices in Ada County then they did one year ago. In April, the median price of a single-family home was $209,450 compared to $187,500 in 2013, according to data from ...

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Boise State to build $12 million alumni center (access required)

Construction of the Alumni and Friends Center on the Boise State campus will kick off this summer. The 43,000-square-foot building will replace the existing Alumni Center and parking lot between Denver and Grants streets on the university campus. Demolition of ...

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2014 Building Excellence awards honors five Boise buildings (access required)

The City of Boise and Boise’s Building Owners and Managers Association honored five projects with the 2014 Building Excellence awards.  The awards, which were handed out May 21 at BOMA’s monthly luncheon, recognize building owners and managers whose upgrades to ...

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New plaza, parking and access slated for Julia Davis Park in Boise (access required)

Boise’s Julia Davis Park will become home to a site called the Cancer Survivor Plaza this fall. Construction of the plaza will occur in the east end of the park and include a new paved parking lot, sidewalks, and walls ...

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Cathedral of the Rockies adding more space to Amity church campus (access required)

The Cathedral of the Rockies is expanding its Amity campus. Located at 4464 Maple Grove Road, the church facility is being remodeled to accommodate as many as 300 people in the sanctuary, classrooms and meeting space. Pastor Steve Tollefson said ...

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