photo of multifamily construction
Jul 30, 2020

Construction up, delinquencies down between May and July

[caption id="attachment_254510" align="alignleft" width="300"] New housing construction of all types, like this multifamily complex in Meridian, was up in June. Photo by Sharon Fisher[/caption] One interesting observation about the commercial real estate market in Idaho is that the amount of real estate statistics released by brokerage firms around the state has fallen since the beginning of th[...]

Concept art for Night Light.
Jul 30, 2020

Art for Boise’s new downtown park narrows to two choices

Editor's note: This article was updated August 4 to correct the reference to Boise Plaza. The City of Boise can take a long time to make up its mind when buying art. Despite the year-long lead up, the city is in the middle of choosing the interactive art for the new Westside Urban Park, the working name for the new park project in downtown Boise. More than a year after the city announced th[...]

photo of kelly christenson
Jul 29, 2020

Kelly Christenson added to indieDwell as director of procurement

[caption id="attachment_253922" align="alignleft" width="175"] Kelly Christenson[/caption] indieDwell Holdings has added supply chain expert Kelly Christenson to the team as director of procurement. Christenson brings 30 years of industry experience to indieDwell. She spent the last seven years with the J.R. Simplot Company, and the 10 years previous to that with Proctor & Gamble.

photo of beat up road
Jul 29, 2020

Transportation study: Idaho can’t avoid raising new revenue

[caption id="attachment_254480" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho faces a $242 million shortfall per year just to maintain the roads it has. Photo courtesy of Ada County Highway District[/caption] A new transportation study by the Idaho Policy Institute, a non-partisan research organization at Boise State University, will have an unequivocal message: Idaho must raise new revenue now to prese[...]

The Idaho Central Credit Union in Star. Photo courtesy of ICCU.
Jul 28, 2020

Idaho Central Credit Union opens new branch in Star

[caption id="attachment_254309" align="alignright" width="300"] The Idaho Central Credit Union in Star. Photo courtesy of ICCU[/caption] Customers of the Idaho Central Credit Union living in Middleton and Star now have their own branch. The Star location of ICCU opened its doors on July 6, saving local patrons from having to drive to Eagle, Meridian or Caldwell to visit a branch. This is ICCU'[...]

Jul 27, 2020

Idaho Land Board eyes building a prison as an investment

[caption id="attachment_254091" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Idaho Land Board is considering construction of a prison as an investment. Stock image[/caption] BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board on Tuesday decided to look into building a prison as a possible investment with $130 million it has accumulated through the sale of commercial and residential properties. The five-member [...]

Morgan Wilson of the Idaho Foodbank inside the new freezer at the Foodbank's new facility
Jul 23, 2020

Idaho Foodbank gives sneak peek of its new Meridian home

[caption id="attachment_254065" align="alignright" width="300"] The new home of the Idaho Foodbank under construction in Meridian. Photo by Catie Clark[/caption] The Idaho Foodbank outgrew its current space five years ago. On July 21, it took the wraps off a construction project that will allow the nonprofit to consolidate its Treasure Valley offices and operations into one building in Meridian[...]

photo of house for sale
Jul 22, 2020

Home sales, prices, mortgages, defaults up; rates down

[caption id="attachment_214555" align="alignleft" width="300"] A home for sale in Boise. File photo[/caption] Idaho real estate markets have not behaved as expected for an economic downturn. The recession triggered in 2008 by the collapse of the housing bubble and subprime mortgage failures caused a national plateau in depressed home sales that lasted well into 2011 despite abundant inventory. [...]

ITD crews working on the repair of Old Pollock Road prior to opening it as a detour.
Jul 21, 2020

Transportation Department clearing Highway 95 rockslide

[caption id="attachment_253885" align="alignright" width="300"] House-sized rocks fell on July 9 during the second slide to block Highway US-95 south of Riggins. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Transportation Department[/caption] After three weeks, the debris from the rockslide between Pollock and Riggins was still sitting on US-95. After two rock fall events within one week, the Idaho Transportati[...]

Jul 21, 2020

To attract, retain diverse workforce, start with self-reflection

[caption id="attachment_253931" align="alignleft" width="125"] Molly Washington[/caption] Diversity on the jobsite and within the various departments of a construction company has numerous benefits, but building and retaining a truly diverse workforce takes an unwavering commitment to equity within organization walls. That commitment requires organizations to invest in the needs of all of its p[...]

The staging ground for the construction of the office building at 11th and Idaho in downtown Boise is the site of a yet-unnamed future park. Construction of the park will begin as soon as the building at 11th and Idaho is complete.
Jul 21, 2020

Parky McParkface? Newest Boise park in search of a name

[caption id="attachment_253552" align="alignright" width="300"] The staging ground for the construction of the office building at 11th and Idaho in downtown Boise is the site of a yet-unnamed park whose construction is scheduled to begin in October. Photo by Catie Clark[/caption] The new downtown city park to be built later this year at the corner of 11th and Bannock is suffering from the lack [...]

The Idaho Falls Costco under construction on July 11. Photo by Sean Clark.
Jul 16, 2020

Idaho Falls will finally get its Costco store in August

[caption id="attachment_253670" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Idaho Falls Costco under construction on July 11. Photo by Sean Clark[/caption] In just one month, Costco will open up in Idaho Falls. For years, eastern Idaho has had a curious balance with membership warehouse stores: the Sam's Club was in Idaho Falls and the Costco was in Pocatello. This was little solace for local Costco [...]