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

Project Update: Ashleigh Commons (access required)

Construction of three condominium units is ongoing in Southeast Boise. As part of the multifamily development on Gekeler Lane between Linden Avenue and Boise Avenue, the units will range in size from 1,920 square feet to 2,150 square feet. Each ...

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New building could go up in U.S. Bank parking lot (access required)

There’s potential for a new building to be constructed next to the U.S. Bank Building in Boise. The Gardner Company is in the process of acquiring the building, located at 101 S. Capitol Blvd. CEO Tommy Alhquist said his firm ...

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Eighth and Main lease rates expected to draw rates higher throughout downtown

Some real estate professionals say the 2014 opening of the Eighth and Main building will lead to general increases in office lease rates in downtown Boise. Although that opinion is not universally shared, the people responsible for leasing the 18-story ...

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Cottonwood businessmen team up to bring 18 homes back from the dead (access required)

In a northern Idaho area chronically short of affordable housing, a family entrepreneurship is transforming what once looked like throwaways into solutions. About 200 miles north of Boise, the North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood is the area’s largest employer, ...

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RFQs for Jerome County Jail to be sent out this summer (access required)

Jerome County commissioners are laying the groundwork for a new jail that will cost $11.2 million and house up to 135 inmates. Sheriff Doug McFall said commissioners are narrowing down several proposed sites of 8 to 10 acres. The county ...

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New high school planned for Nampa and Caldwell students (access required)

The design phase is underway for a new high school that will alleviate overcrowding in the fast-growing Vallivue School District. Voters in May approved a $50 million bond for the new school, which is slated for 65 acres of farmland ...

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Homebuyers are eager, but the cost of mortgages is creeping up (access required)

Potential homebuyers who outlasted the Great Recession have been grabbing record low mortgage interest rates to boost home sales in Idaho. However, just when they thought it was safe to get back into the market, those seeking homes soon may ...

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Overshadowed, maybe, but not overlooked (access required)

The Idaho Business Review looks at construction projects that don’t have the same high profiles as Eighth and Main, but nonetheless are to be significant additions to Boise. CSHQA Headquarters On Front Street across from the Ada County Courthouse, interior ...

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Project Update: Jack in the Box (access required)

A new Jack in the Box restaurant will be going vertical in Boise. Construction of the fast food restaurant started June 10 at the corner of Maple Grove and Fairview avenues. The 2,479-square-foot space will have seating capacity for 53 ...

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Apartment building is hot, and observers foresee no immediate danger of a glut (access required)

With new apartment construction booming in the Treasure Valley, experts don’t expect the trend to end anytime soon. “Multifamily projects are most in demand right now, and there will be credit for well-warranted projects,” Zions Bank Executive Vice President Michael ...

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