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Meridian’s planned urban renewal district advances (access required)

Map of the proposed Union Urban Renewal District.

Meridian’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new urban renewal district cut out of one that already exists during its April 16 meeting, moving the project forward. Creating urban renewal districts in Idaho is an involved process, requiring more than the ...

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Not much change in real estate sales yet despite COVID-19 (access required)

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Not much changed in the Treasure Valley residential real estate market during March, despite the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Idaho. In the March market report released by Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) on April 13, the surprise may be that ...

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While Idaho road construction remains healthy, 10% of all construction workers laid off due to COVID-19 coronavirus (access required)

Around 10% of those employed in the construction and extraction sector have been laid off since the beginning of March as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Meridian-based Engineered Structures Inc. laid off employees sometime before April. Neil Nelson, the ...

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Deeper shutdown in Blaine County halts all construction

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KETCHUM — Virus-blighted Blaine County just might be Idaho’s canary in a coal mine. Stronger legal measures than the Governor’s stay-home order are now in force in Blaine, shutting down all residential and commercial construction projects, related trades and services such ...

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Buried treasure found in Caldwell’s Indian Creek

A tributary of the Boise River, Indian Creek lay buried beneath concrete in Caldwell since the early 1950s. That is until 2009, when a revitalization project to restore Indian Creek exposed the waterway to daylight again and introduced suspended bridges, ...

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