Oregon has issued new building codes for mass-timber construction, becoming the first state in the nation to provide an alternate path to regulating tall wood buildings. The new rules come as more developers consider building with cross-laminated timber (CLT). State ...Read More »
Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department said August 23 that ...Read More »
The Bridges at Lakemoor, ostensibly a planned retail-heavy center, started construction in 2016 with the new corporate headquarters for the swiftly growing tech start-up TSheets. The first two retail buildings, each 11,000 square feet along a pond and Eagle Road, ...Read More »
Creating apartments for downtown living drove Mike Allen in recent years to buy the historic Montgomery Ward and Rogers Hotel buildings that are across the street from each other in downtown Idaho Falls. Allen since October has been renovating the ...Read More »
Meridian-based Design West Architects opened its fifth office in March in Spokane. The architecture firm, based in Meridian since its launch in 1983, opened offices in Pullman in 1993, Kennewick, Washington, in 2009 and Ontario in 2016. The Spokane office ...
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Though prices of construction materials such as steel, lumber and concrete have been trending upward, that changed recently. But those price drops could be only temporary, industry experts say. An analysis of prices carried out by the Associated Builders and ...Read More »
Three years in the works under two successive development groups, the 192-unit Skyline Apartments started construction in late July on Federal Way in front of the Overland Post Office. Skyline Apartments upon completion in October 2019 will sit at the ...Read More »
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative — Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS — to the Legislature in January. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported the initiative would, among other things, ...Read More »
Jack Harty has a mixed message for clients who approach him about building revenue-generating properties. Though interest rates have been creeping up, the principal of Harty Mortgage Advisors in Boise assures borrowers that rates “are still at a virtually 40-year ...Read More »
A 225,000-square-foot expansion at The Village at Meridian is in the planning and design stages with a potential construction start in the second or third quarter 2019, General Manager Hugh Crawford said. The expansion was first announced in May 2016, ...
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