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Duck Club Entertainment, other Treefort Music Fest supporters announce Boise music venue  (access required)

A new music venue — and local artist support space — is coming to downtown Boise in the former Office Depot building. Duck Club Entertainment, Boise’s local boutique booking agency and the creators of Treefort Music Fest, and other stakeholders announced plans for Treefort MusicHall on Sept. 1. It is described ...

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National rural challenges survey on par with Idaho’s  (access required)

photo of snake river canyon

A national survey about rural economic development challenges is in line with Idaho’s, according to rural economic development specialists in the state. The 2021 Survey of Rural Challenges report is produced by the organizations Small Biz Survival and Save Your Town. The ...

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A word with Sarah Cunningham, Ethos Design+Build | Remodel (access required)

As the leader of Ethos, a design and build and luxury remodeling and real estate business, Sarah Cunningham understands the challenges with Boise’s housing inventory that impact community development potential homebuyers. She is the founder of the Boise Bench Dwellers ...

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Boise’s new housing needs analysis (access required)

A Boise Planning and Development Services graph showing the number of apartments at each affordability range every year in Boise to meet housing needs plotted with the units approved to be built in the next year. AMI on this graph average median income for Boise, which is currently $67,800.

Anyone who watches the residential real estate and the multifamily housing markets would not be surprised at all by the conclusions of Boise’s newest Housing Needs Analysis, which was presented to the city council on Aug. 24. The biggest takeaway ...

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Custom home builder announces N. Idaho expansion, projects  (access required)

A new custom builder is already making himself, and his team, at home in northern Idaho. James David Custom Homes (JDCH) has announced its expansion into the Coeur d’Alene market, with an office space leased and four projects already underway. James Lepak, president of JDCH, said ever since he ...

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SEL announces updates to north Idaho projects  (access required)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has several new developments in the northern Idaho area. Following its June groundbreaking for a future printed circuit board facility in Moscow, groundwork has been laid, 22,000-square-feet has been added as a second floor to the originally estimated structural design for business support spaces, including desking and conference rooms. Underground water lines, ...

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‘A ripple-effect’ of housing challenges — mortgage rates and real estate trends  (access required)

Low housing inventory, climbing home prices and a shortage of workers and supplies are just a few not-so-secret challenges facing stakeholders in the mortgage lending and residential real estate industries statewide, so, Idaho Business Review asked five industry stakeholders to ...

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Scoular introduces barley program (access required)

Barley fields in the Palouse Valley of northern Idaho.

It’s old news that barley is Idaho’s other number-one crop, and most of that is for malting. Idaho growers plant around a half a million acres of barley every year, most of it in eastern Idaho and the Magic Valley. ...

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Treasure Valley industrial real estate still on a roll (access required)

The first building at the AI Northside Industrial Park under construction at the beginning of March.

The juggernaut of industrial real estate in the Treasure Valley just won’t slow down. Not even a pandemic and a growing housing shortage seem to have any effect on slowing shrinking vacancy rates and growing absorption, as reported by the ...

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Ribbon cut for downtown Boise private-public project Jules on 3rd (access required)

A mixed-use project opened Aug. 5 seeking to revitalize Old Boise district. The eight-story Jules on 3rd will encapsulate 285,000 square feet and include 173 apartments and 394 structured parking spaces as well as over 3,000 square feet for public and retail use. The apartments will include studio, one- and two-bedroom designs with square footage ranging from 375-1,089 square feet. Amenities include a rooftop ...

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