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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.

Boise’s meter parking changes start in February

Downtown Boise visitors will likely have to start feeding parking meters on Saturdays and until 8 p.m. on weeknights starting Feb. 1. Mayor David Bieter split a tied City Council vote Dec. 12 on parking meter rate and penalty increases. ...

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Idaho metros can’t keep up with other cities in construction job growth (access required)

The 2017 malaise of construction job growth in Idaho’s largest cities lingered into October. Selected metropolitan areas in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Wyoming all saw higher job growth rates than Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s highest ranked metro. Coeur d’Alene came ...

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Twin towers would span Broad Street (access required)

Boise City Council member Scot Ludwig plans to put an exclamation point on recent Broad Street improvements with linked 11- and nine-story towers that would span the road. The city has in recent months added pedestrian-friendly, event-friendly and environmentally friendly ...

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Parma will light up its airport runway (access required)

The 3,700-foot runway at Parma Municipal Airport will be the first Idaho airport with solar-powered runway lighting. The Parma airport will the 14th among the 31 smaller community airports in Idaho with on-demand runway lighting enabling 24-hour take-offs and landings, ...

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Parma building permits top $3 million (access required)

A sharp rise in the value of building permits issued in Parma this year reflects a sudden growth of business in the small western Idaho city. Parma issued building permits valued at $3.3 million in 2017. Last year, it issued ...

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First paid parking lots in Ketchum, maybe parking meters next?

The first pay surface parking lots opened Nov. 20 in Ketchum. Drivers have to pay $1.50 per hour at the two city-operated parking lots at Second Street/Washington Avenue and Sixth Street/Leadville Avenue. The city will reassess the price after six ...

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