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JUMP given the green light from Boise P&Z

 Jack’s Urban Meeting Place will be built in downtown Boise. On Dec. 13, Boise Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously approved construction of the proposed $70 million project on a large parcel between 9th and 11th streets in downtown Boise.  Jack’s Urban Meeting ...

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Report lays out obstacles to tearing down Qwest Arena

Tearing down Qwest Arena to build new convention space in downtown Boise would be “extremely difficult to accomplish and potentially cost prohibitive,” a new report concludes. The Greater Boise Auditorium District‘s board of directors heard a summary of the report ...

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Green ventures don’t get better bank terms

Being sustainable and “green” did not help North End Organic Nursery when owners sought start-up construction financing a year ago. “Everything we’ve gotten has been based on good old-fashioned credit,” said Lindsay Schramm, who owns the north Boise business with ...

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Wheat growers look for higher prices (access required)

Idaho wheat producers are finding their crops being held at the docks. Four Portland exporters handle about half of Idaho’s wheat exports. “They are so busy with corn and soybeans, we are having trouble fitting wheat into their loading schedule,” ...

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Pension fund recovers post-crash losses (access required)

The state’s pension investment fund is up about 9 percent for the calendar year and 13.3 percent for the fiscal year that started July 1, Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard said. Results compare to ...

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Developer seeks to revive River 8 project near Boise Library

Developer Steve Hosac wants another chance to build condos on an underused lot near the Boise Library. Hosac’s firm, The Hosac Co. of Boise, has crafted new plans to construct a seven-story building between Eighth and Ninth streets, just north ...

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Henry’s Farmers Market future in Boise ‘shaky’ (access required)

A Henry’s Farmers Market may not be coming to Boise after all. Developer Rudy Kadlub, of Persimmon II LLC, confirmed Dec. 10, that plans to construct the natural and organic grocery store between 15th and 16th and Idaho and Bannock streets ...

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J Crew confirms plans to open Boise store

A spokeswoman for J Crew confirmed the company will be opening a store in the Boise Towne Square Mall next year. An exact opening date wasn’t revealed at this time. Several attempts to reach the Boise Towne Square management offices ...

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New study puts INL employment at 8,000

The Idaho National Laboratory directly employs 8,000 people, making it one of the state’s largest employers, according to a new study. INL commissioned Boise State University to carry out an economic impact study of the nuclear research laboratory in the ...

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AEHI receives approval to rezone property for nuclear plant (access required)

Eagle-based Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. received approval to rezone property in rural Payette County for construction of a nuclear power plant. On Dec. 9, Payette County Planning and Zoning commissioners voted 10-1 in favor of the rezone, which paves the ...

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