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Downtown Meridian transit, planning building gets go ahead

After a year of planning, construction of a prominent parcel in downtown Meridian could begin at the end of February. On Feb. 2, Wright Brothers of Eagle was awarded a bid to build a 16,000-square foot-office building on former industrial and ...

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Boise State breaks ground to start student housing project

Construction began Feb. 1 on the Lincoln Avenue student housing project that will provide Boise State University with additional housing for 360 students. “Additional campus housing further develops the sense of citizenship we are building by placing students in the ...

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Traffic congestion inevitable even as new lanes are added to roadways (access required)

Traffic congestion may be inevitable along I-84 even as new highway projects have been designed to reduce back-ups. Greg Laragan, Idaho Transportation Department chief engineer of highway operations, said when lanes are added to a freeway, more people gravitate toward ...

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Idaho takes center stage in union contractor fight

Idaho state and local governments could be forbidden to require bidders on public works projects to pay their workers pre-determined wages and benefits. A Republican-backed measure that cleared the Senate State Affairs Committee 7-2 on Wednesday seeks to outlaw so-called ...

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Kohl’s plans Boise Towne Square store (access required)

(UPDATE: Adding the Meryvn’s location, ESI, and Kohl’s comments) Kohl’s plans a department store in the Boise Towne Square mall, according to a contractor bidding announcement. CSI Construction Inc., of Portland, and ESI of Boise are among the contractors bidding ...

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Boise’s 30th Street redevelopment plan has anticipation, concern (access required)

Emily Yuen is keeping a close eye on development plans in and around 30th Street in Boise. As a nearby homeowner, small business owner, and chairwoman of the 30th Street Extension Committee, which is part of the Veterans Park Neighborhood ...

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East Parkcenter Bridge ‘an example of good planning’ (access required)

Open for nearly two years, traffic volume over the East Parkcenter Bridge is expected to spike as future development begins to take shape in East Boise. The Ada County Highway District monitors traffic count over the bridge, which opened in September ...

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More development in Twin Falls northwest corner projected (access required)

When it comes to attracting new companies and business to town, Twin Falls leaders say they know how to get it done. While Twin Falls hasn’t been immune to the economic slowdown, planners are capitalizing on promising new development in ...

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