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The latest proposed developments, other construction projects and new businesses around Idaho’s Treasure Valley:


Proposal 27-storey building at 1115 W. Idaho St., downtown is scheduled to be discussed by the City of Boise Design Review Committee on Feb. 9.

It would be the tallest building in Idaho.

The agenda calls for the work session to “meet the conditions of approval,” including building materials, exterior lighting and rooftop amenities.

Oppenheimer Development Corp. planned to begin construction of the 297-unit luxury apartment building this summer. The location is now a parking lot next to the Record Exchange.

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The 12th & Idaho building would replace a parking lot next to the Record Exchange in downtown Boise. Provided by Oppenheimer Development Corp.

Limelight Village LLC has applied for the construction 155 apartments at 8233 W. Limelight St. in Northwest Boise. The first phase would include the construction of 85 apartments, the second phase of 70 apartments.

The proposal also includes a requested rezoning from single-family residence to multi-family residence.

DeChase Miksis Development requested the construction of a four-storey building with 48 apartments at 1119 W. Lee St., between West Myrtle and West River streets.

The project, named 11th and Lee, provides 670 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

Developer Matt Hanrahan proposes to build 11 single-family townhouses as part of the Hillview South Subdivision at 4301 W. Hill Road.

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These layouts show that potential future single-family homes will be part of the Hillview South subdivision at 4301 W. Hill Road in Boise. furniture design

Flint Development, a Kansas City real estate development company, is proposing to build three industrial buildings at 7031 S. Eisenman Road, across from Boise Factory Outlets in southeast Boise.

The space in the three buildings would total 392,062 square feet. The project was named Red River Commerce Center. It’s on the agenda for the Feb. 9 meeting of the Boise Design Review Board.

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This rendering shows the potential future Red River Commerce Center at 7031 S. Eisenman Road in Boise. Three new buildings would provide approximately 392,062 square feet of industrial use. City of Boise

Strategic Builders, a Salt Lake City company, applied for a permit to build a two-story, 4,803 square foot building raised place with open parking below and staging areas above at 5007 W. Franklin Road.

The square would be an addition to the Moda Franklin project, an affordable housing development that is expected to have 205 apartments.

Ding tea, a coffee of teacould arrive at 3130 N. Cole Road, near the intersection of Cole and Ustick Roads, according to a city request.

Idaho Asian Plaza, a Utah company, is requesting the construction of new walls for the kitchen and dining room.

A 19,200 square foot, two-story dance studio is offered at 1509 N. Wildwood Way near West Fairview Avenue.

The studio is offered in a general commercial area but requires a design review. It’s on the agenda for the Feb. 9 meeting of the Boise Design Review Board.

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A two-story dance studio was proposed at 1509 N. Wildwood Way in West Boise. This render shows what it might look like. City of Boise

Spring Education Group has leased 11,345 square feet of future building space at 3110 E. Barber Valley Drive.

The California-based company operates three regions of Boise Montessori schools. The lease was reported by TOK Commercial Real Estate.


Monica Salazar, owner and developer of nearly 7 acres at 11496 Lake Lowell Ave., requested construction 19 single-family homes the.

The subdivision, Salazar Point, would be north of Lake Lowell Avenue, south of Roosevelt Avenue, west of Middleton Road, and east of Midway Boulevard.

High desert beauty leased 1,200 square feet of space at 2932 E. Greenhurst Road. The company operates a salon at 1317 3rd St. S. High Desert Beauty announced the lease.


Construction work on Eagle Road in South Meridian has been completed, according to the Ada County Highway District. The project included a roundabout at Eagle and Amity roads.

Two lanes approach and cross the roundabout. The southbound leg has a dedicated right turn lane. Pedestrians and cyclists can use the 10 foot path along the roundabout. There are two-step crosswalks at each step of the intersection.

“For years to come, this roundabout will keep traffic flowing, both for those who live here now and for those who choose to make it their home in the future,” said CDHA Commissioner, Kent Goldthorpe in October, according to a press release.

Roto-Rooter plumbing company is looking to build an office in Meridian.

The office building would be located at 711 N. Touchmark Ave. It would be a 3,600 square foot building, according to a city filing.

Taylor Merrill, with West Park Co., is looking to build a pool house and the pool deck at 2160 E. Lake Hazel Road in the Lavender Heights subdivision.

The request stated that the pool house would have two restrooms, changing rooms, pool storage and an equipment room, in addition to an outdoor rinse shower.


Michael O. Groff of MJV Properties LLC is looking to build a Subdivision of 19 houses on 3.5 acres at 525 and 543 North Parkinson St., on the west side of Parkinson.

Eagle City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposal at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Eagle City Hall.

massage of the elements has leased 2,494 square feet of retail space at 228 E. Plaza Drive, Suite P, in the Eagle Plaza Mall, Colliers reports.

Boise Tuxedo Shop leased 2,702 square feet at 3349 N. Eagle Road. Founded in the 1980s, Boise Tuxedo Shop operates a store at 6513 W. Ustick Road. Cushman & Wakefield returned the lease.


Star’s Josh Kinney is looking to build a development with homes, shops and offices, an events centre, a farmers’ market, a winery, a restaurant, a bed and breakfast and a garden centre.

It would be located on 25 acres on the south side of West Floating Feather Road between North Pollard Road and Idaho 16.

The Star City Council is scheduled to hear the proposal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Star City Hall.

Around Idaho

Tamarack Resort plans a new gathering place in The Village: The Seven Devils Taphouse, slated to open in December.

“The name of the new restaurant is a nod to the resort’s first bar – Seven Devils Pub – which operated in a domed structure from Tamarack’s official opening in 2004 until winter 2020,” said said Tamarack in a press release. The tap is named after the Seven Devils mountain range northwest of Tamarack. West Mountain Station is not part of this range.

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A rendering of the planned Sevin Devils Taphouse in The Village at Tamarack Resort. The 5,000 square foot bar is set to open in December 2022. Provided by Skidmore Janette via RedSky PR. Janette Skidmore

The 5,000 square foot bar would seat over 200 people and have outdoor seating.

Tamarack, 90 miles north of Boise, is growing and growing. He hopes to add 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, add lifts, and add new marina facilities at Poison Creek along Cascade Lake. The resort is restoring its former 18-hole Osprey Meadows golf course and plans to reopen it in 2023.


Boise ranked as the 32nd most expensive market in the country in December for apartment rentsaccording to Zumper.

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment was $1,430 and that for a two-bedroom apartment was $1,550. In November, the median rent for a bedroom was $1,410.

Boise rents rose 24.8% for the year as a whole, the eighth highest in the nation.

Zumper bases its prices on its own listings and those of certain other sources. It does not include rentals already occupied and not on the market.

A Boise seed company turned into cooperative of employees and producers.

The Snake River Seed Cooperative comprises 54 family farmers in Intermountain West producing locally adapted seed. They send seeds of seasonal crops to the cooperative in Boise for packaging and sale.

Casey O’Leary and Carrie Jones co-founded the company in 2014. “We’ve always tried to run it as if it were a legal co-op, we’ve always tried to involve growers in the process and we always talked about changing into a cooperative model,” O’Leary said in a press release. Kelsey Jae, flax farmer and lawyer, did the legal work to convert the business into a cooperative.

The cooperative says it has seen record sales for three years as more and more people grow their own food.

The second phase of the update proposed by City Hall Boise’s zoning code is to be presented at a working session of the Boise Design Review Committee on Wednesday, February 9.

The first phase of the rewrite was released in April 2021. According to the city’s website, the updated zoning code is meant to “ensure that the future design and development of our city allows for more vibrant, walkable spaces for all”. The city says it wants to better align zoning with Boise’s overall plan.

The new code aims to simplify regulations and the development review process, modernize development zones and standards, and encourage developments that incorporate multiple types and uses of transportation.

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