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Boise area architectural firms note increased activity (access required)

Like many Idaho architects, Rob Thornton and Andy Erstad knew they had time before the brunt of the economic downturn that was creeping through the design and construction industry last year would hit the architects. “The developers and the bankers ...

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Boise Planning and Zoning gives Fort St. apts. OK (access required)

Boise Planning and Zoning Commission members on Sept. 9 unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for Hyde Park Place, a 44-unit condominium complex that developer David Southers plans on the south side of Fort Street between 12th and 13th streets. “The ...

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Benchmark Construction evolves over half a century (access required)

For Burt and Susan Brennan, owners of 54-year-old Benchmark Construction, take the long view of the Boise Valley building scene – and what it takes to survive razor-thin construction margins and a market hitched to the economic fortunes of other ...

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Steed Construction putting finishing touches on Emerald Tech addition (access required)

Steed Construction is putting the final touches on the fifth and latest addition to the Emerald Tech Center, and developer RS Hosac said the pace of construction for the remaining four buildings will depend on demand for leases at the ...

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Boise permit values show 40% drop through August (access required)

A dearth of large commercial projects and a continuing big decline in apartment construction dragged down Boise construction statistics through August. “All of it is negative, just like it has been for a while,” Boise Planning and Development Services Director ...

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Developer sued by backer of shopping centers (access required)

Larry Durkin, who was instrumental in development of the Crossroads Center on Fairview Avenue and the Family Center on Federal Way, has been sued for $1.7 million or more by one of the backers of the projects, Nick Vidalakis. Durkin, ...

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Head Start finally finds affordable site in Meridian (access required)

After searching for nearly a year, early-childhood education agency Head Start has found a site for a Meridian classroom center and playground. Friends of Children and Families, the grantee and administrator of Head Start programs in Ada and Elmore counties, ...

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DeMarcos plans Towne Square store in November (access required)

Idaho Falls-based men’s apparel chain DeMarcos plans to open its second Boise store in mid-November at Boise Towne Square. DeMarcos co-owner Rob Marcovitz said last week that he was finalizing lease negotiations with mall management and hopes to start tenant ...

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Washington Trust to add 5th outlet in Valley (access required)

Washington Trust Bank plans to build a branch office in a shopping center anchored by a new Wal-Mart Supercenter store near State and Glenwood streets in Garden City. The Spokane-based bank aims to open the new branch in early summer, ...

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Bittercreek Ale House owner builds adjacent lounge, eatery (access required)

Bittercreek Ale House proprietor Dave Krick plans to open a lounge and eatery in late October adjacent to Bittercreek in the Fidelity Building on Eighth Street between Bannock and Idaho streets. The Red Feather Lounge is under construction in a ...

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