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Job slump bodes ill for housing market (access required)

Sooner or later, southwest Idaho will need to see some job growth – rather than low mortgage interest rates – for the housing market to keep growing, observers say. Job creation and income growth, or a lack thereof, ultimately will ...

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Bardenay Restaurant owner to open distill-pub in Eagle (access required)

The owner of the Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery in downtown Boise aims to open a second Treasure Valley unit, by the Boise River in Eagle. Plans submitted to the City of Eagle call for a 6,200-square-foot building on East Riverside ...

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Capital City Development Corp. pushes for Boise Tower project schedule (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. for the first time has applied public pressure to Boise Tower developer Rick Petersen to resolve funding issues that have stymied construction of the $62 million project since May. “We need to have a project ...

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180-acre development of commercial space proposed in Eagle (access required)

A proposed 180-acre development on the south side of Eagle would create about 500,000 square feet of commercial building space, 175 homes and 30 acres of public open space. Boise firm Dennis M. Baker & Associates has proposed the Lakemoor ...

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Thrifty Nickel newsletter plans new building (access required)

Thrifty Nickel, a free-distribution weekly newspaper featuring classified advertisements, plans to triple its Boise office space with a new building slated to start construction next spring on its half-acre parcel on West Overland Road, near Latah Street. Doug Bourkland, Thrifty ...

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Medical building goes up near Mercy North Hospital (access required)

Construction has started on a new 15,000-square-foot medical office building, south of Mercy North Hospital near Interstate 84 in Nampa, slated for completion in December. Benchmark Construction Inc., Nampa, started building the single-story structure on the nearly 2-acre site in ...

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Boise construction sinks in fiscal year ’02 (access required)

Big declines in commercial and apartment sectors led to a 48 percent drop in construction value in the Boise city limits in fiscal 2002. The monthly Boise City Construction Report said construction permit values totaled $358 million for the 12 ...

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Boise builders adapting to new erosion-control permits, rules (access required)

Boise builders are gradually adapting to new rules and permits designed to reduce erosion and runoff from construction sites, but trade officials say the real test will come next year when the mandatory federal clean-water rules take effect in cities ...

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“Big box” contractor ESI covers 23 Western states (access required)

Wanted: Construction superintendents with a passion for building large commercial and retail structures. Must love to travel. That’s how a help-wanted ad might read for Boise construction contractors Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI). The firm concentrates on commercial construction, primarily major ...

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Thrifty Nickel plans new building (access required)

Thrifty Nickel, a free-distribution weekly newspaper featuring classified advertisements, plans to triple its Boise office space with a new building slated to start construction next spring on its half-acre parcel on West Overland Road, near Latah Street. Doug Bourkland, Thrifty ...

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