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Task force to review altered impact-fee formula (access required)

The Ada County Highway District Impact Fee Program Advisory Task Force this week begins reviewing amendments to the district’s impact-fee ordinance required under an Idaho law that takes effect July 1.House Bill 607, passed by the Idaho Legislature last month, ...

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Western Construction digs in during tough times (access required)

Tightening markets and tough competition form a rocky road for Western Construction, but the family-owned company is well entrenched for the future.The Boise-based general contracting firm has worked primarily on state and federal highway projects in Idaho and elsewhere in ...

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Construction permit values dip but still top $2B (access required)

While Idaho construction valuation dipped 0.6 percent in 2001 – the first decrease since 1997 – the total still topped $2 billion, for the third consecutive year.Idaho construction totaled $2,101,595,265 last year, compared to $2,113,294,271 in 2000, according to the ...

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New virtual plan room speeds bidding process (access required)

A powerful new contractors’ Internet service has proven so successful in testing that it has gone live two weeks ahead of schedule.The Internet Plan Room, offered by Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) in partnership with iSqFt, became available to AGC ...

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Boise State Univ. to build dorm, 175 apts. (access required)

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects – a residence hall and an apartment complex – that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.Larry Blake, BSU director of ...

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Boise building planned for two U.S. agencies (access required)

Water and rock themes characterize a planned north Boise building to house employees of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey.Construction of the Snake River Office Building is expected to start by early May on Collins Road, said ...

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Large mixed-use development planned for Meridian (access required)

Annexation is being sought for another large, mixed-use development south of the Eagle Road interchange with Interstate 84 in Meridian.The proposed Sutherland Farms Subdivision would comprise up to 258 single-family homes, 32 townhouses and 540,000 square feet of office and ...

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Meridian to rule on mixed-use complex at Overland, Eagle (access required)

Annexation is being sought for another large, mixed-use development south of the Eagle Road interchange with Interstate 84 in Meridian.The proposed Sutherland Farms Subdivision would comprise up to 258 single-family homes, 32 townhouses and 540,000 square feet of office and ...

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Idaho firms miss out on bonus depreciation (access required)

Idaho businesses can’t include bonus depreciation for qualifying property – a major element of the new federal economic stimulus package – on their state tax returns, state officials explained last week.That’s because Idaho law did not conform to the Internal ...

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Warehouse near courts targeted for development (access required)

Boise-based real estate development firm Stewart Laney Oaas has purchased a warehouse of 50,000 square feet on Fifth Street, between Broad and Front streets near the new Ada County Courthouse complex.“We have development plans for the site,” said Patrick Laney, ...

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