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Boise plans 5% increase in bldg. fees (access required)

A 5 percent across-the-board increase in building-permit and other fees will be sought in a month by the City of Boise’s Planning and Development Services Department to recoup a projected $1.6 million revenue shortfall. Tim Hogland, department director, said building-permit ...

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Idaho Precast Concrete to move to Nampa (access required)

An upcoming move to larger quarters will enable Idaho Precast Concrete Inc. to double production, according to President Don “Zip” Zanders. Construction started last week on a 7,200-square-foot steel building south of Interstate 84 in Nampa. The 7-acre site is ...

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Office, industrial vacancy rates creep up, firm says (access required)

Economic sluggishness has increased commercial building vacancies, though there are some signs that the Boise-area market is starting to strengthen, according to a July newsletter by Boise firm Thornton Oliver Commercial Real Estate. Office vacancy of 9.66 percent compares to ...

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Nampa-based shutter maker plans move, expansion (access required)

Business remains strong for a Nampa company that manufactures custom interior shutters. Shutter Crafts aims to move in September from its longtime home of about 5,000 square feet, on Front Street south of the 16th Avenue overpass, to larger quarters, ...

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Alzheimer’s care facility under construction in Garden City… (access required)

A 37-bed assisted living facility for Alzheimer’s disease patients is slated for completion in September on a 1.6-acre parcel on Marigold Street near Glenwood Street in Garden City. Called Emerson House at River Pointe, the 22,000-square-foot, single-story building will be ...

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Boise Tower Project to get new contractor (access required)

Developer Rick Peterson said last week he probably will switch general contractors on the stalled $62 million Boise Tower project in order to overcome labor union differences with M.A. Mortenson Co. that stymied financing. Peterson had nothing but praise for ...

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D.L. Evans Bank plans branch operation expansion (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank plans to expand its branch operation on Vista Avenue in central Boise. The bank, which employs six in an office it leased in January in the Vista Village shopping center, has optioned 1.5 acres at the southeast ...

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Home At Last Leather to leave downtown for mall area (access required)

Home At Last Leather, formerly Décor Creations, plans in September to move from Main Street in downtown Boise to a new retail building near Boise Towne Square. Owner Mike Hoffman said last week that the new site, on Emerald Street ...

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Idaho construction shows strong performance (access required)

Construction throughout Idaho in April showed the strongest performance since July of last year, according to the July issue of the Idaho Construction Report from Wells Fargo & Co. April’s “upturn in the construction industry was aided by the recent ...

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Home foreclosures soar in Ada, Canyon (access required)

Home-loan defaults in the Boise area rose steeply in the first half – but default rescissions also climbed, indicating some borrowers subsequently made good on their loans. Job layoffs played a role in the default increases, while the growth in ...

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