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Universities team up for downtown development (access required)

A mixed retail and residential development with classrooms comprising six buildings is planned on Broadway Avenue between Myrtle and Front streets on a 5.8-acre parcel partially owned by the University of Idaho Foundation.To be called the Idaho Place, the multi-phase, ...

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New York-themed restaurant to open in Boise (access required)

Cobblestone floors, high-back leather chairs, dueling pianists. That’s some of what’s planned at the Manhattan Grill, slated to open in June at the Adelmann Building in downtown Boise. Originally scheduled to open in January, the Manhattan is a cherished dream ...

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Boise officials give status report on downtown (access required)

“Downtown Boise is not dead!”Keven Burnett, executive director of the Downtown Boise Association, uttered that statement to a room of more than 200 at the Grove Hotel during the DBA’s “State of the Heart” address, a status report on downtown.Mayor ...

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Opening of new bridge targeted for May 9 (access required)

The target for opening the West ParkCenter Bridge is May 9, the Ada County Highway District says. The $8.8 million project was slated originally for completion last Dec. 4, but that date was pushed back to Feb. 20 in late ...

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Bank plans second branch (access required)

Syringa Bank plans a branch office in the Meridian Crossroads retail center, in the southeast quadrant of Fairview and Eagle roads. The 3,500-square-foot building, with a two-lane drive-through banking area, would be built between Texas Roadhouse and International House of ...

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Co. proposes service allowing checks to be emailed (access required)

The principals at Internet Outlet Inc., Boise, have started another company that lets customers send checks with a few clicks of a mouse.The firm, eCheqs.com, enables Web users to instantly email checks via that are as legal as paper checks, ...

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Construction begins on 288-unit apartment complex (access required)

Construction has begun of a 288-unit apartment complex, the Renaissance at Liberty Lakes, near the Interstate 184 Connector in Boise.Project Manager Tim Grigsby of Intermountain Construction, Spokane, said he expected the project to be finished in the late spring of ...

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Dot-coms with good business models will endure (access required)

The dot-com debacle isn’t over.Internet companies failures will continue as market forces weed out the weak from those with sound business fundamentals, says Richard Rock, former senior director for new business at eBay Inc.“There’s not going to be a complete ...

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Rising land prices make affordable housing rare (access required)

Rising land values make new home prices increase, and are “taking away affordable housing,” especially for first-time buyers, said Boise urban analyst and planning consultant Wayne Forrey.A standard, entry-level housing lot in urbanized Ada County, of 6,000 square feet in ...

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Rising land values change area's development plans (access required)

Look around Ada County and you’ll see how five years of rising land values have changed much of the area’s development picture.Office and office-warehouse “flex” buildings are going up in areas once earmarked for less costly industrial and warehouse structures.Peter ...

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