The latest proposed developments, housing and other construction projects, and new businesses in Meridian, Eagle and Star in Idaho’s Ada County, and in Nampa and Caldwell in Canyon County:
Hawkins Cos. is taking another stab at building a 70-acre residential and commercial site after getting denied by the Meridian City Council.
The development would include 272 apartments, 128 single-family homes, two big-box retail buildings and 80,000 square feet of office space.
The developer submitted an application Aug. 25 to annex 18.3 acres of land zoned for retail and commercial service and change the future land use designation on 33 acres from community-focused use to regional-focused use. This change would allow Hawkins to build the development closer to Interstate 84 and support businesses and services with a regional draw such as the included retail center, park and plaza.
The project would be sandwiched between Waltman Lane and I-84, with Meridian Road acting as the site’s eastern border north of the freeway.
The residential part of the project, called Tanner Creek, was originally denied by the council in 2020. The council denied it in part because of the configuration of the site, and because Hawkins did not submit plans to develop the eastern commercial part that is now being proposed, according to a letter of intent filed in June by Ethan Mansfield, Hawkins’s predevelopment project manager.
Ten Mile Creek would separate the residential portion on the western side from the commercial development on the east.
“The area includes public plaza space and numerous small commercial buildings that could be used for anything from a peanut shop to fitness center, to sit-down restaurant, to dentist office,” according to Mansfield.
Brighton Development Inc. plans to build 57 town houses on nearly five acres at the northwest corner of Ustick Road and Venable Avenue.
The Driftwood Subdivision would include 13 two-bedroom units and 44 three-bedroom units. The subdivision would be made up of 15 two-story buildings in three and four unit clusters, the application said.
The town houses are expected to be located at 870 W. Ustick Road.
The Meridian City Council approved the project in a 5-1 vote Aug. 8.
Brighton is based in Meridian and was founded by David Turnbull.
Meridian’s newest library, planned at the intersection of Lake Hazel and Locust Grove roads, may be one step closer to reality.
The Boise-based LKV Architects firm submitted an application Aug. 24 to build a 15,000-square-foot multitenant building that would house the library and a restaurant at 1375 E. Phenomenal St.
Staff members hope the library will open in 2024 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Meridian Library District.
Tide Cleaners, a dry cleaning business, has opened at 1323 W. Chinden Blvd., said owner and operator David Nelson, of Avalanche LLC, in an email.
Tide Cleaners is a chain of franchises from Proctor & Gamble, the maker of Tide laundry detergent. The Meridian store is just east of North Linder Road.
A British sports apparel and equipment business, INOV8, said in a news release that it chose Meridian as the place to open its first U.S. retail store.
The store in The Village at Meridian opened Aug. 18, selling INOV8 branded running, hiking and fitness gear, including shoes, clothing and equipment.
Sunwest Bank will occupy a renovated 20,000-square-foot office building east of Storey Park at 660 E. Watertower St., according to a permit filing first reported by BuildZoom.
Brian McColl, of Terra View LLC, a Boise development company, plans to build 192 apartments and nearly 44 acres of commercial development.
The Terra View Commercial Subdivision would be located the northeast corner of State Highway 16 and West Beacon Light Road. The goal is to have a “walkable neighborhood market look and feel,” according to the application.
The apartment portion would be on 12 acres, the application said. The commercial acreage would include a mix of restaurant, retail and other commercial buildings.
The Eagle City Council unanimously approved the development Aug. 8.
Eagle may see a development of 70 single-family houses crop up between Eagle High School and Eagle Middle School.
The 34.6-acre site in the Centerra Subdivision is about 500 feet west of the intersection of North Cove Colony Way and West Floating Feather Road.
The development would include a pool house and two soccer fields near Floating Feather Road.
A new development may be coming to downtown Eagle.
The city of Eagle granted a building permit on Aug. 11 for The Pacific Cos. to demolish three buildings and construct a new building for the Eagle Gateway mixed-use project. The $15 million project would include restaurants, stores, offices, a wine bar and 17 residential units.
The building would be at 11, 51, 67, 83 and 91 E. State St. across from the Old State Saloon and Bodacious Pig Barbecue.
Toll Brothers, a national luxury-home builder, is starting to build houses in its new Regency at Milestone Branch subdivision, an “active-adult 55+ community” at 8646 W. Sugar Hill St. The site is former farmland just west of the Emmett Highway and north of Floating Feather Road.
Four model homes are open now, with two more under construction. Homes range from 1,500 to 2,200 square feet with prices starting at $400,000.
A cabinet manufacturing factory has opened in Star.
Greyloch, a family-owned business launched by Shaun and Dianne Fickes in 1991 in Meridian, opened the 97,000-square-foot plant at 350 N. Calhoun Place.
The building “represents the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and a shared vision for excellence,” CEO Shaun Fickes said in a news release. The factory can make more than 300 cabinets per eight-hour shift, the company says.
The historic Old Towne Nampa building across from Nampa’s Masonic Temple may see new life as a coffee shop and med spa.
Mike Mussell of the Nampa-based Mussell Construction Inc. submitted an application in December 2022 to remodel the building at 323 11th Ave. South.. It was used as a church, venue and banquet hall. Nampa approved permit conditions for the project Aug. 24.
The nearly $1 million project would remodel the building’s existing reception area, kitchen and offices. It also calls for installing new bathrooms, an elevator, a coffee shop and med spa.
“The change will bring the building officially into use as a banquet hall, which is more restrictive than a house of worship, but the use will not change,” according to architectural plans.
Boise’s Primary Health Medical Group has opened a pediatric urgent-care and family-practice clinic at 700 Caldwell Blvd. for patients through age 17.
“Canyon County has some of the lowest rates of pediatricians per capita in the U.S., so we are excited to expand pediatric services here,” said Dr. Derek Hamblin, Primary Health’s urgent-care director, in a news release.
The Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc. plans to build 10 single-family homes reserved for people who make at or below 50% of the area median income.
According to Autumn Gold, a Caldwell nonprofit that builds affordable housing, a family of one would need to make $31,200 or less to qualify. A family of two would need to make less than $35,650 and a family of four less than $44,550.
The homes, called the Belardi Crossing Subdivision, would include a combination of one, one and one-half, and two-story models and range in size from 980 to 1,280 square feet, according to the application.
The Caldwell City Council approved the project on Aug. 8.
The city of Caldwell plans to begin its work on the Caldwell Pool this fall.
The city contracted Beniton Construction to work on the swimming pool, which will include a new mechanical room. The city’s goal is to complete and open the pool in 2024, according to a news release.
The pool closed in 2021 after an inspector found an electrical problem and deemed it unsafe. The increased costs of construction and repairs following the pandemic forced Caldwell to keep the pool closed through this summer, the release said.
The city previously budgeted $3 million in its 2024 budget for pool construction, but that would not be enough so the city began investigating ways to fund the project. The council began accepting bids in July. Now the cost of the work is estimated at $4.2 million.
The city Parks and Recreation Department has opened eight pickleball courts in Luby Park at 1200 N. Kimball Ave.
Pickleball combines badminton, tennis and ping-pong. “The installation of these courts demonstrates that there is a growing passion for this sport in Caldwell and beyond,” a city news release said.