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Historic buildings require a balancing act from architects (access required)

Updating a historic building to accommodate modern uses requires teams to balance a variety of competing interests. While accounting for a structure’s historic nature, architects often seek ways to improve energy efficiency and seismic strength.Many firms have become accustomed to ...

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Idaho’s homeless population hovers around 2,000 (access required)

Results from Idaho’s annual Point-in-Time count show the state’s homeless population is around 2,000. The count has been relatively consistent over the last six years, according to Idaho Housing and Finance Association, which coordinates the count.The group said Idaho’s 2017 ...

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Future Public School aims for 2018 opening

Constructing and financing a building are among the most challenging parts of starting up a new charter school in Idaho, but the Future Public School in Garden City hopes to close on its financing agreement by November 1 so it ...

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Adare Manor to create affordable housing on Boise’s West End

Three local developers will start construction in early October on a 116-unit affordable housing apartment project on Boise’s West End. Adare Manor Apartments will be located on Fairview Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets.  The same team is building the ...

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October start planned on Boise’s first housing for the chronically homeless (access required)

Once environmental work is completed on the site of the former Twin Dragon restaurant, construction is expected to start in October on Boise’s first subsidized housing for the chronically homeless population. The 41-unit New Path Community Housing will be located ...

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