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Boise among top luxury home markets for 2020 (access required)

Boise is one of the nation’s top-five emerging markets for luxury housing, according to The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, which is surprising given its status as a mid-sized market. “A lot of folks are surprised,” Bob Van Allen of the ...

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New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench (access required)

The creation of the Adare apartments brought sorely-needed affordable housing to an area within walking distance of downtown Boise; but its creation meant the eviction and destruction of Boise’s only dedicated “top rope” climbing gym, Urban Ascent, in 2018. Now ...

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Saint Alphonsus plans major Caldwell expansion (access required)

overhead photo of the approximate location of the future Saint Alphonsus clinic in Caldwell

The Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on Feb. 25 that it plans to build a 45,000- to 50,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Caldwell. The health care provider closed on an 18-acre property on the northwest corner of the intersection at Franklin ...

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes buy 157 acres in Mountain Home

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes purchased 157 acres of land just off of the Exit 95 – Mountain Home interchange of I-84. The transaction was finalized at the end of January after the Tribes spent two years looking for a suitable property. ...

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Boise home prices rose 12.7% – the highest in the nation

Boise home prices continue to rise and show no signs of slowing down. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its fourth quarter House Price Index on Feb. 25, showing that the HPI for Boise had a 12.7% increase over last year ...

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How much does walkability increase the value of a home? (access required)

Are you selling a house that is within walking distance of schools, shopping, parks and other urban amenities? That feature could translate to nearly $80,000. These homes in walkable areas sell for an average of 23.5%, or $77,668, more than ...

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Juice bar opens at the Village at Meridian (access required)

Clean Juice, the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar in the United States, recently launched a location at The Village at Meridian. The franchise specializes in healthy foods for on-the-go families, providing organic acaí bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and ...

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Boise to add two new parks

The site for Boise's half-block-wide Westside Urban Park will be between the sidewalk on Bannock Street in the foreground and office building under construction in the background.

What used to be a parking lot is about to become a new city park in the heart of downtown Boise. The Boise Parks & Recreation Department will add the downtown park plus another just west of Surprise Valley. Construction ...

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A word with Matthew Mazzotta, Westside Urban Park artist (access required)

Matthew Mazzotta has built a national reputation with quirky urban art pieces. Now he’s been selected to create a piece for the new Westside Urban Park in downtown Boise, which will begin construction this summer. Often described as a social practice ...

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How many multifamily housing units should a city have? (access required)

How many multifamily housing units should a region have? A number of Idaho cities are wrestling with that question. “There aren’t really data on how many multifamily units a city ‘should’ have,” said Amy Luft, communication coordinator for the Meridian-based Community Planning ...

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