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Developer gets OK for mixed-use project (access required)

Developer Steve Hosac last week won urban-renewal approval for a four-story residential and office building at the southeast quadrant of 13th and Myrtle streets near downtown Boise.The Capital City Development Corp. board unanimously endorsed a disposition and development agreement under ...

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Commentary: Back up your data to avoid nightmares (access required)

A few years ago, my friend was able to acquire a nice little company for a pittance. When he bought it, the company was headed for bankruptcy. Five years later, he sold it for $2.5 million.There were several reasons the ...

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Carpenters’ union local courts contractors (access required)

The Treasure Valley local of the carpenters’ union is looking to build up its base of contractors. Darrel Van DeVenter, organizer for Local 635, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, is in the field talking to carpenters and contractors ...

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Architects find clients among religious entities (access required)

Some architectural firms might find they have to answer to a higher authority.For Cole & Associates Architects, Boise, continuing work on religious edifices has helped the firm stay diversified.Among its projects is a distinctive Hare Krishna temple near Boise State ...

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Reorganized construction firm reports earnings (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. reported preliminary first-quarter results that it said are consistent with the Feb. 5 guidance it provided to analysts soon after emerging from bankruptcy and reorganization.In a preliminary, pro-forma, report for the quarter ended March 29, the ...

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“Flex” building planned in Eagle (access required)

A 17,000-square-foot office-warehouse building is planned in Rocky Mountain Business Park, Eagle, by Steve Bledsoe, president of the Bledsoe Group, a construction subcontractor. The building, to be built on a 1 1/4-acre site, would contain 12,000 square feet at ground ...

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Boise buys Quality Inn for low-income housing (access required)

The City of Boise has purchased the former Quality Inn Airport Suites property, near of the Boise Airport, for development as low-income housing.The Boise Rental Housing Program acquired the 80-room building at the northwest corner of Vista Avenue and Canal ...

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Costco Wholesale Corp. to build larger Boise store (access required)

Costco Wholesale Corp. plans to build a larger Boise store beginning late this year or early next year on South Cole Road, and to close its 137,000-square-foot store on Franklin Road near Boise Towne Square after the new one opens ...

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Land costs stymie Head Start education unit (access required)

Rising land prices in downtown Meridian have created problems for a non-profit agency seeking a site.Boise-area Head Start operators say funding for a 4,000- to 5,000-square foot building may not go far enough to purchase a site in the 30,000-to-40,000-square-foot ...

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Idaho-based bank to build branch in Caldwell (access required)

Intermountain Community Bank plans to build a stand-alone branch office in downtown Caldwell later this year.The bank, which recently leased and occupied an office space of 2,000 square feet on South 9th Avenue, is “negotiating on three different sites, all ...

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