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Balsam Brands trades Meridian corporate park for downtown Boise history (access required)

Balsam Brands will move its e-commerce administrative offices into the Union Block building in downtown Boise. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Artificial Christmas tree and home décor e-commerce retailer Balsam Brands is moving its administrative offices from the anonymity of Meridian’s Central Valley Corporate Park to the Romanesque-style Union Block building erected in downtown Boise in 1901. The move fits the ...

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Planners value downtown areas, and it shows (access required)

Caldwell’s Indian Creek has served as the focus of Caldwell Mayor Garrett Nancolas’ downtown renewal efforts. Nancolas, who has been mayor since 1998, garnered community support to uncover Indian Creek, which had flowed under asphalt parking lots and buildings for decades. With the creek as an anchor, the city then started planning two major projects, the Indian Creek Plaza and Trolley Square. Construction on those is expected to be completed in fall 2017. Photo by Pete Grady.

Idaho’s largest cities are showing new life. Downtowns across the country were largely abandoned in the 1960s and 1970s. Some slowly started making their way back in the 1980s, and others got a new look from planners in the 2000s ...

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