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Rise in multifamily living boosts self-storage units (access required)

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Self-storage businesses in Idaho can pop up faster than mushrooms after a rainstorm. Two market factors drive this trend: Idaho’s growth and regional economic metrics that favor investment in this asset class. In a sound bite: Idaho self-storage makes money. ...

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Steve Rice joins GLR Engineers as structural project manager

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Steve Rice has joined the Boise office of GLR Engineers as a structural project manager. He graduated from Boise State in 2014 with a master’s degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis. He is licensed as a professional engineer ...

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Boise defers decision on BVA tower project at 200 N. 4th St. (access required)

The submitted design for the BVA double tower at 200 N. 4th Street in Boise. Image courtesy of City of Boise Planning and Development.

Boise City Council kicked the can down the road on Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s zoning request for a proposed double-tower mixed-use building on 4th between Bannock and Idaho Streets in Boise. At the city council’s Jan. 5 meeting, the public hearing and ...

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indieDwell lands Washington affordable housing contract (access required)

The Washington Department of Commerce has awarded Caldwell’s indieDwell a $3.23 million contract for 24 units of affordable housing for two communities for a partnership between Grays Harbor County and the Coastal Community Action Program. This is the second recent contract ...

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Itafos issues notice of intent for Conda mine extension (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

Phosphate mining company Itafos announced the publication of its Notice of Intent for the Husky 1/North Dry Ridge extension of the Conda mine. In its news release, the firm called the NOI “the achievement of a key milestone regarding Conda’s mine ...

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Manufacturer MetalQuest expanding to Kootenai County (access required)

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Post Falls is about to see a brand new building and more manufacturing jobs. MetalQuest Unlimited, a machine manufacturing business, is expanding its Nebraska-based operations to Kootenai County, just outside of Post Falls. MetalQuest Unlimited hopes to complete the new ...

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Sean Battle joins KPFF Consulting Engineers in Boise

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KPFF Consulting Engineers has welcomed project manager and civil engineer Sean Battle to its Boise office. He is the first civil engineer on staff and will expand KPFF’s offerings to include transportation work and broader civil services. Prior to joining ...

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In depth at Meridian’s Ten Mile and Franklin multifamily hub (access required)

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The current design of the Ten Mile and Franklin roads intersection was intentional, says Caleb Hood, planning division manager for the City of Meridian, and so was its growing reputation as a hub for multifamily living. Stakeholders began collaborating on ...

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Tristan Van Slyke joins CSHQA as senior project manager

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Tristan Van Slyke has joined CSHQA as a senior project manager in its Boise office. He brings 12 years of experience in programming, entitlements, schematic design, construction document development, BIM coordination and construction administration to the firm. Van Slyke has ...

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How should Idaho cities value parking lots? speaker asks (access required)

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How should growing Idaho cities be planning for parking? Community Planning Association for Southwest Idaho hosted “Valuing Parking and the Land on Which it Stands,” in early December, given by Norman Garrick, a University of Connecticut professor who teaches courses ...

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