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

Boise

The proposed 27-story building at 1115 W. Idaho St. downtown is planned to be discussed by the city of Boise’s Design Review Committee on Feb. 9.

It would be Idaho’s tallest building.

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

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

The 12th & Idaho building would take the place of a parking lot next to the Record Exchange in downtown Boise.
The 12th & Idaho building would take the place of a parking lot next to the Record Exchange in downtown Boise.

Limelight Village LLC applied to build 155 apartments at 8233 W. Limelight St. in Northwest Boise. The first phase would include building 85 apartments, the second phase 70 apartments.

The proposal also includes a requested rezoning from single-family residential to multifamily residential.

DeChase Miksis Development applied to build a four-story building with 48 apartments at 1119 W. Lee St., between West Myrtle and West River streets.

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

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

These layouts show potential future single-family townhomes to be part of the Hillview South Subdivision at 4301 W. Hill Road in Boise.
These layouts show potential future single-family townhomes to be part of the Hillview South Subdivision at 4301 W. Hill Road in Boise.

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

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

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.
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.

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

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

Ding Tea, a tea cafe, could be coming to 3130 N. Cole Road, near the intersection of Cole and Ustick roads, according to a city application.

Idaho Asian Plaza, a Utah company, is applying to build new walls for the kitchen and dining area.

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

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

A two-story dance studio has been proposed at 1509 N. Wildwood Way in West Boise. This rendering shows what it may look like.
A two-story dance studio has been proposed at 1509 N. Wildwood Way in West Boise. This rendering shows what it may look like.

Spring Education Group leased 11,345 square feet of future space to be built at 3110 E. Barber Valley Drive.

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

Nampa

Monica Salazar, the owner and developer of nearly 7 acres at 11496 Lake Lowell Ave., applied to build 19 single-family houses there.

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 reported the lease.

Meridian

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

Two lanes approach and go through the roundabout. The southbound leg has a dedicated right-turn lane. Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the 10-foot pathway alongside the roundabout. There are two-stage pedestrian crossings at each leg of the intersection.

“In the years to come, this roundabout will keep traffic moving, both for those who live here now, and those who choose to make this their home in the future,” ACHD Commissioner Kent Goldthorpe said in October, a news release said.

Roto-Rooter plumbing company seeks 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., seeks to build a pool house and pool deck at 2160 E. Lake Hazel Road in the Lavender Heights subdivision.

The application said the pool house would have two restroom facilities, changing facilities, pool storage and an equipment room, in addition to an exterior rinse-off shower.

Eagle

Michael O. Groff, of MJV Properties LLC, seeks to build a 19-house subdivision on 3.5 acres at 525 and 543 North Parkinson St., on the west side of Parkinson.

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

Elements Massage has leased 2,494 square feet of retail space at 228 E. Plaza Drive, Suite P, in the Eagle Plaza shopping center, 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 reported the lease.

Star

Josh Kinney, of Star, seeks to build a development with houses, retail and office space, an event center, a farmers market, a winery, a restaurant, a bed-and-breakfast and a garden center.

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. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Star City Hall.

Around Idaho

Tamarack Resort plans a new gathering spot in The Village: The Seven Devils Taphouse, scheduled 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 dome structure from Tamarack’s grand opening in 2004 until winter 2020,” Tamarack said in a news release. The taphouse is named for the Seven Devils Mountain Range northwest of Tamarack. The resort’s West Mountain is not part of that range.

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

The 5,000-square-foot bar would hold more than 200 people and have outdoor seating..

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

Notable

Boise ranked as the 32nd most expensive market in the nation in December for apartment rents, according to Zumper.

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

Boise rents rose 24.8% throughout the whole year, eighth highest in the country.

Zumper bases its prices on its own and some other sources’ current listings. It does not include rentals already occupied and not on the market.

A Boise seed business has converted itself into an employee- and grower-owned cooperative.

Snake River Seed Cooperative includes 54 family farmers in the Intermountain West producing locally adapted seeds. They send seeds from seasonal crops to the co-op in Boise for packing and sale.

Casey O’Leary and Carrie Jones cofounded the business in 2014. “We’ve always tried to run it as though it were a legal cooperative, we’ve always tried to involve growers in the process, and we’ve always talked about changing into a cooperative model,” O’Leary said in a news release. Kelsey Jae, a flax grower and lawyer, did the legal work to convert the business to a cooperative.

The co-op says it has enjoyed record sales for three years as more people grow their own food.

The second phase of City Hall’s proposed update of Boise’s zoning code is scheduled to be presented during a Boise Design Review Committee work session on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

The first phase of the rewrite was released in April 2021. According to the city’s website, the updated zoning code is supposed to “ensure the future design and development of our city enables more walkable, dynamic spaces for everyone.” The city says it wants to better align zoning with Boise’s comprehensive plan.

The new code aims to simplify regulations and development review process, modernize zones and development standards and incentivize developments that integrate multiple transportation types and uses.

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