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Construction permit values dip but still top $2B (access required)

While Idaho construction valuation dipped 0.6 percent in 2001 – the first decrease since 1997 – the total still topped $2 billion, for the third consecutive year.Idaho construction totaled $2,101,595,265 last year, compared to $2,113,294,271 in 2000, according to the ...

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New virtual plan room speeds bidding process (access required)

A powerful new contractors’ Internet service has proven so successful in testing that it has gone live two weeks ahead of schedule.The Internet Plan Room, offered by Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) in partnership with iSqFt, became available to AGC ...

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Boise State Univ. to build dorm, 175 apts. (access required)

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects – a residence hall and an apartment complex – that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.Larry Blake, BSU director of ...

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Large mixed-use development planned for Meridian (access required)

Annexation is being sought for another large, mixed-use development south of the Eagle Road interchange with Interstate 84 in Meridian.The proposed Sutherland Farms Subdivision would comprise up to 258 single-family homes, 32 townhouses and 540,000 square feet of office and ...

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Boise building planned for two U.S. agencies (access required)

Water and rock themes characterize a planned north Boise building to house employees of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey.Construction of the Snake River Office Building is expected to start by early May on Collins Road, said ...

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Permitting hassles retard Sonic's hoped-for Boise boom (access required)

Sonic Corp. has slowed its planned Treasure Valley expansion, but still plans to operate 10 to 15 Sonic burger outlets within the next three to five years.Dave Vernon, vice president of franchise sales, said that the fast-food chain previously planned ...

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Unions say contractor stalling on labor agreements (access required)

Officials of half a dozen building trades union locals last week charged that the general contractor on Boise Tower, Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Co., was stalling on a labor agreement that would allow the $61 million project to go forward speedily.“Mortenson ...

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First leases signed at Silverstone Corp. Center (access required)

First Horizon Home Loans and the office of chiropractor Justin Griffin have leased space in Silverstone Corporate Center.Silverstone, a 90-acre development in the southeast quadrant of Eagle and Overland roads in Meridian south of Interstate 84, got under way last ...

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Bogus Basin Road to get new retail, offices (access required)

A Boise group plans to purchase the former Sav-On drugstore on Bogus Basin Road and convert the north Boise building into a multi-tenant center for neighborhood retail and service businesses. Highlands Station LLC plans to remodel the 26,000-square-foot building and ...

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Warehouse near courts targeted for development (access required)

Boise-based real estate development firm Stewart Laney Oaas has purchased a warehouse of 50,000 square feet on Fifth Street, between Broad and Front streets near the new Ada County Courthouse complex.“We have development plans for the site,” said Patrick Laney, ...

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