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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Downtown Boise parking rates rose on Feb. 1 (access required)

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Downtown Boise parking rates at meters and ParkBOI garages went up Feb.1. And, for the first time, drivers have to feed the meters on Saturdays, starting Feb. 3. The city of Boise, which governs parking meters, and the Capital City ...

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Warm Springs Apartments take shape (access required)

Warm Springs Apartments should be ready for tenants in June. Photo by Teya Vitu.

A set of 21 apartments in two buildings is under construction off Warm Spring Road next to the Idaho History Center and a short walk from the Idaho Botanical Gardens. The first three-story building of the Warm Springs Apartments should ...

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Boise Airport sees record passenger counts in 2017 (access required)

Boise Airport. File photo.

Fueled by population growth, larger aircraft and more flights to popular destinations, Boise Airport handled a record 3.51 million passengers in 2017, a 9 percent increase over 2016. The number surpassed the prior 2007 record for most passengers at 3.36 ...

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Bank of Idaho, Smokin Fins announced for downtown Idaho Falls project

Smokin Fins will fill the ground floor of the three-story building at The Broadway, which has started construction in downtown Idaho Falls. Image courtesy of CSHQA.

A bank, a popular Boise restaurant chain, and a law firm and pizzeria in Idaho Falls have signed on as tenants for the Boise-based Oppenheimer Development Corp.’s first Idaho Falls development – a two-building-and-plaza project called The Broadway. The Broadway ...

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Arby’s will build a second location in Nampa (access required)

The second Arby's in Nampa will have a similar look to this one. Photo courtesy of U.S. Beef.

Nampa will get a second Arby’s on 12th Avenue at the former Pizza Hut site near Northwest Nazarene University. PETRA Inc. of Meridian started construction on Jan. 9 and the opening is expected in April. PETRA also built the Arby’s ...

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Home court for Idaho Vandals basketball will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena (access required)

A new 78,000-square-foot basketball arena at the University of Idaho will feature mass timber. It’s scheduled for completion in 2020. Photo courtesy of Opsis Architecture.

The University of Idaho has given naming rights for its future basketball arena in Moscow to the Idaho Central Credit Union following a $10 million cash gift from the Chubbuck-based credit union, both entities announced Jan. 4. Idaho Central Credit ...

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Coeur d’Alene fills long-empty historic Montgomery Ward building

The new look for the 1928 Wiggett Building in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Image courtesy of Widmyer Corp.

Sitting empty since 2006, the original four-level brick Montgomery Ward building in downtown Coeur d’Alene will be largely filled up by tenants by the end of summer. Three Coeur d’Alene businesses teamed up to buy the 27,000-square foot Wiggett Building ...

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