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US construction spending up 1.8 percent in April to record

U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years. The April gain reversed a 1.7 percent drop in March, the Commerce Department reported June 1. The ...

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Caldwell’s Indian Creek Plaza/Trolley Square getting ready to spark downtown (access required)

The 11-screen Luxe Reel Theatre will be the first attraction to open for the redeveloped destination downtown that Caldwell is creating with the adjacent Trolley Square and Indian Creek Plaza. Construction for the 33,000-square-foot movie complex at Trolley Square is ...

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Workforce housing on the way at Ash and River streets (access required)

Foundation work started in mid-April on a 34-unit, two-structure workforce housing complex off River and Ash streets in downtown Boise. Eugene, Oregon,-based deChase Miksis, headed by Dean Papé in Boise, and prominent Portland developer Mark Edlen took up the challenge ...

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Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released May 26 that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to land, water and wildlife. The ruling from a ...

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Cole Architects sold to local architect (access required)

Stan Cole sold his eponymous Cole Architects firm in downtown Boise to local architect Matt Huffield, effective Dec. 31. The Cole Architects name will remain in place and Cole will remain on board, now focusing more on business development and ...

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Micron is constructing its next building for people (access required)

rendering of new micron building

Micron has built a number of buildings over the years to expand its fabrication capacity, most recently last year, but its latest  construction efforts are aimed at its people. The company is working on a new office building, as well ...

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US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said May 23 that ...

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