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NeighborWorks completes Boise ‘pocket neighborhood’

photo of some of the units at the Hawthorne Street Cottages pocket neighborhood

NeighborWorks Boise has finished its first pocket neighborhood within Boise’s city limits. By the end of 2019, all of the homes in the Hawthorne Street Cottages pocket neighborhood were completed and sold. The 12-unit subdivision is located off of Ormond ...

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Opportunity Zone regulations get final revision

rendering of meridian opportunity zone project

The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury have issued what are expected to be the final regulations for Opportunity Zones. The new regulations were issued on Dec. 19 and comprise more than 500 pages in length. “For us, ...

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Blackfoot to issue RFP for million pound bridge (access required)

The West Bridge Street Bridge in Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot will issue a request for proposal in mid-January for the preliminary engineering design to replace the West Bridge Street Bridge over the Snake River. The current bridge is a steel truss structure built in 1936. ...

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2019 a year of retail closures (access required)

The retail sector faced a string of chain store closures in 2019 across the nation with more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors during the year, according to market research firm coresight.com. Almost half of the store closures sold ...

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Idaho Falls stockyards close after 86 years

1950s aerial photo of the Idaho Falls Stockyard

IDAHO FALLS — The final gavel has come down at the Idaho Falls stockyard. After 86 years of operation, the iconic business along the Union Pacific tracks held its last livestock auction on Dec. 18. The eight-acre parcel is in the old commercial ...

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Boise acquires 2.6 acres of open space

The view of the open space parcel along Hill Road. Photo courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation.

The City of Boise announced the purchase of approximately 2.6 acres of open space on Dec. 23 and will engage in “a robust public outreach effort to get feedback on opportunities for the site, which could include agricultural components for ...

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Meridian approves new comprehensive plan (access required)

Mayor Tammy de Weerd presided over her last Meridian city council meeting on Dec. 17, where the city's new comprehensive plan was approved.

The Meridian City Council approved a new comprehensive plan on Dec. 17, minus a controversial clause over the transition from rural neighborhoods to areas of higher housing density. The excluded clause involved minimum lot sizes in a rural-transition policy that ...

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New movie theater opens in Eagle

EAGLE – Treasure Valley movie buffs have a new place to take in a film. The newly erected 28,301-square-foot Luxe Reel Theatre celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 20 with a Star Wars and Frozen-themed party. Located at 170 E Eagles ...

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Major dairy supplier to build facility in Jerome

photo of Welcome to Jerome sign

JEROME – Nelson–Jameson Inc. announced on Dec. 16 that it will build a 29,000-square-foot distribution facility on the south side of Jerome. The company recently purchased 19 acres of land in the Northside subdivision for the new distribution center, with room ...

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