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Courthouse fountain crumbles soon after completion (access required)

The $200,000 entry fountain at the new Ada County Courthouse is crumbling four months after its completion and will be partially removed and rebuilt within about two months, officials said last week.Designed by Washington State artist Brian Goldbloom, the fountain, ...

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Supermarket to be converted into Ford dealership (access required)

Lithia Motors has submitted plans to the City of Boise for taking the ex-Smith’s supermarket hulk at Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road and transforming it into a new Ford dealership.The 16-acre parcel was purchased by Lithia last fall from ...

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Airport terminal keeps getting more complex (access required)

Increased security standards have boosted the cost of the Boise Air Terminal expansion project, according to John Anderson, Boise Airport director. And faster-than-expected growth means airport officials are already looking closely at future additions.The current project includes a 361,000-square-foot terminal ...

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Boise Tower seeks new construction financing (access required)

Work on Boise Tower had slowed last week and developer Rick Peterson skipped the May meeting of the Capital City Development Corp. to negotiate with several lenders about new construction financing.“Rick Peterson is in Bellevue (Wash.) working on alternate financing ...

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Developer gets OK for mixed-use project (access required)

Developer Steve Hosac last week won urban-renewal approval for a four-story residential and office building at the southeast quadrant of 13th and Myrtle streets near downtown Boise.The Capital City Development Corp. board unanimously endorsed a disposition and development agreement under ...

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Carpenters’ union local courts contractors (access required)

The Treasure Valley local of the carpenters’ union is looking to build up its base of contractors. Darrel Van DeVenter, organizer for Local 635, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, is in the field talking to carpenters and contractors ...

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Architects find clients among religious entities (access required)

Some architectural firms might find they have to answer to a higher authority.For Cole & Associates Architects, Boise, continuing work on religious edifices has helped the firm stay diversified.Among its projects is a distinctive Hare Krishna temple near Boise State ...

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Reorganized construction firm reports earnings (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. reported preliminary first-quarter results that it said are consistent with the Feb. 5 guidance it provided to analysts soon after emerging from bankruptcy and reorganization.In a preliminary, pro-forma, report for the quarter ended March 29, the ...

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“Flex” building planned in Eagle (access required)

A 17,000-square-foot office-warehouse building is planned in Rocky Mountain Business Park, Eagle, by Steve Bledsoe, president of the Bledsoe Group, a construction subcontractor. The building, to be built on a 1 1/4-acre site, would contain 12,000 square feet at ground ...

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Boise buys Quality Inn for low-income housing (access required)

The City of Boise has purchased the former Quality Inn Airport Suites property, near of the Boise Airport, for development as low-income housing.The Boise Rental Housing Program acquired the 80-room building at the northwest corner of Vista Avenue and Canal ...

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