Apartments for low-income people. Ski-resort homes. A Walmart remodeling. What’s coming

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

Caldwell

AT Industrial, a real estate development company with projects across the Western United States, plans to break ground soon on a light industrial building in the Sky Ranch Business Park in Caldwell.

The logistics building, named North Ranch Logistics Building One, would be a 305,295-square-foot light-industrial building, divisible into spaces ranging from 17,160 square feet to 305,295 square feet.

The business park is located at U.S. 20 and Smeed Parkway in north Caldwell and offers direct access to Interstate 84 and Idaho 20/26, TOK Commercial says.

The 305,295 square foot industrial building may soon take up space in Caldwell’s Sky Ranch Business Park.
The 305,295 square foot industrial building may soon take up space in Caldwell’s Sky Ranch Business Park.
The TOK Commercial building could serve a wide array of industrial users, the developer said in a news release.
The TOK Commercial building could serve a wide array of industrial users, the developer said in a news release.

Meridian

The Housing Co., a Boise nonprofit that preserves and develops affordable housing in Idaho, seeks to build 52 affordable apartments for low-income people in Meridian.

The development would have eight two-story “garden style” buildings on 4½ acres at 1160 W. Ustick Road, between Linder and Meridian roads and near Settler’s Park.

The narrative said the development would serve people earning 60% or less of the county median income. Units like this are “desperately needed in Meridian,” the narrative said.

“The comfortable one, two and three-bedroom units will offer modern amenities at an affordable price,” the application narrative said.

There would be outdoor space with a playground. There would also be a clubhouse and on-site property management.

The Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hear the proposal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 in City Council chambers.

Bach Homes, a Boise developer, seeks to add 134 apartments to the Regency at River Valley apartment subdivision. The apartments would be in a five-story building at 3270 and 3280 E. River Valley Street and 2480 N. Eagle Road, off Eagle Road near its intersection with Ustick Road.

The units would be the third phase of the complex. According to the application, residents of the first two phases “enjoy a very comfortable living environment and are not negatively impacted from traffic on Eagle Road. Being located near shopping, recreational facilities, public transportation and employment areas, this property meets many of the goals and policies identified in the Meridian Comprehensive Plan for high-density housing.”

The studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments would be built on on 2.6 acres.

Boise

The produce section at the Walmart Supercenter at 8300 W. Overland Road in Boise was expanded as part of a store upgrade. Other departments that were enlarged include beer and wine, hardware and health, beauty and cosmetics.
The produce section at the Walmart Supercenter at 8300 W. Overland Road in Boise was expanded as part of a store upgrade. Other departments that were enlarged include beer and wine, hardware and health, beauty and cosmetics.

The Walmart Supercenter at 8300 W. Overland Road has completed a remodeling project.

The upgrade includes expansion of the produce aisle and larger hardware, health, beauty and cosmetics and beer and wine sections. New coolers with grab-and-go items were added at the front of the store, restrooms were remodeled, and a mother’s room was added. In addition, additional parking spaces for customers picking up orders placed online were added.

Breeze laundromat at 1612 Broadway Ave. will hold its grand opening Dec. 3-5. The company says its washers extract up to 70% more water than traditional commercial laundry, giving dryers less to do and making each load finish in less time.
Breeze laundromat at 1612 Broadway Ave. will hold its grand opening Dec. 3-5. The company says its washers extract up to 70% more water than traditional commercial laundry, giving dryers less to do and making each load finish in less time.

A laundromat, Breeze, is opening at 1612 Broadway Ave.

“We’ve brought the technology, the coffeehouse atmosphere, the social engagement, and the earth-friendly commitment of the 21st century to a service that has sorely been lacking improvement for decades,” said Eyal Goldman, owner and partner, in a news release.

Free laundering was being offered during a grand opening scheduled Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3-5.

Nampa

TDS Telecommunications LLC says it is starting construction on a high-speed internet network to connect about 50,000 Nampa homes.

Work on the network was scheduled to start Tuesday, Nov. 30, with the first neighborhoods expected to be connected in 2022. The project will include hundreds of miles of fiber delivering up to 2-gigabit internet speeds for residents and 10-gigabit speeds for businesses, the company said in a news release. It will also provide phone and television services.

Residents will be notified before construction starts in their neighborhood, including signage and by postcard, letter, and door hanger, the company said. Contractors will work to minimize disruptions to neighborhoods and restore any areas affected by the burying of fiber-optic cable.

Around Idaho

Brundage Mountain Resort north of McCall hopes to begin construction next spring on 88 ski-in, ski-out homes near its base area, The Star-News in McCall reports.

The homes would be the first of what eventually could be 1,200 homes under a master plan that Adams County approved in 2009.

“The expansion will accommodate the goal of exceeding 200,000 skier visits annually with the familiar low-density, family-friendly skiing model,” Brundage President Bob Looper said. The resort now receives about 170,000 skier visits per year, Looper said.

The 88 homes would be built on 37.5 acres and be called Northwoods. They would include 21 single family custom homes to be built on lots ranging from about a half-acre to 1.2 acres each, 22 clustered cottages and 45 units in multifamily townhouses. The homes would be adjacent to the Lower Rodeo ski run.

The 388 acres of private land slated for residential development was acquired in a land trade with the Payette National Forest in 2006.

Brundage announced plans earlier this month to build a 20,000-square-foot day lodge next spring, with completion expected in fall 2023. It also plans to add new ski lifts and lift-served ski terrain over the next 10 years.

The 60-year-old ski resort is owned by Brundage Mountain Holdings, which bought it last year from the family of Judd DeBoer, who owned Brundage along with his wife, Diane, until his death earlier in 2020.

A 30,000 square-foot Cascade hospital to replace the aging Cascade Medical Center has been approved by the hospital’s board of trustees, The Star-News in McCall reports.

The building is expected to cost about $33 million and could be ready for use as early as 2025 if it obtains funding from private and public sources, including taxpayers in the publicly owned hospital’s taxing district. It would be built on a site other than the current site on Lake Cascade Parkway, where the hospital was built in 1974.

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