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Old Posted Feb 13, 2018, 2:41 PM
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https://idahobusinessreview.com/2018...ough-the-roof/

Boise condo prices are through the roof
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Ada County condominium sales prices – mostly in downtown Boise – have increased at twice the rate of overall home prices, which themselves have hit record highs five times in the past year. Median condo sales prices have increased 227 percent since 2011 from $191,000 to $435,000.
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Old Posted Feb 13, 2018, 9:01 PM
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Potentially exciting news for Downtown Meridian!
New mix-use project is being evaluated for downtown meridian. The group currently has investors that are interested in the project but want an economic study done. The developer is looking towards the meridian development corp to do the study.
20 acres, 6 acres of urban, 14 acres of "amenity"
240 residential units
Retail: 187,000 sqft
Office/Livework: 241,800 sqft
1,207 parking stalls

On the project rendering, it gives a breakdown per block the square footage amounts. The "amenity" aspect of the project is still vague at what that could be. The letter in the packet indicates that the study could point out ideas of what it could be.
The total estimated cost of the development is $179 million, not counting the cost of the amenity.

Agenda Packet, rendering on page 24:
https://mdcfile.s3.amazonaws.com/Boa...t%20v_1_24.pdf

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The committee reviewed Bill’s request to fund a $17k economic study on the viability of a mixeduse
project on multiple UPRR properties. The committee questioned the amount of capital put into
the project as discussed in the narrative and whether this was an application that could be
considered with TIF dollars. Todd reiterated that in spending public dollars the benefit must be to
the public. The committee stated that they believe this analysis should be the developer’s
responsibility and to fund this study would not provide a public benefit but would rather assist a
private developer. If the project were to obtain financing and land use approvals, MDC could then
potential partner on some public-benefit components of a project.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:38 PM
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I have posted a Winter photo thread over in the City Photo Forum.

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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:11 PM
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Thanks Sawtooth. I was happy to see my old apartment building on Fort featured! I can't believe how quickly the Broad Street area is developing.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:54 PM
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I am sure a handful of blowhard bloggers from the dark side will have an issue with this as they do everything else

http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/loc.../277-518944183

Opera Idaho looking for new performing arts venue

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BOISE - Boise may be getting a new performing arts venue.

Opera Idaho has hired a design firm to conduct a study to see what options are best.

One option is building a new theater. Another option is renovating The Egyptian.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:43 PM
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Good article on the Fowler. It is a great addition to our downtown. Looks like we may be seeing the "The Nest" being announced soon.

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Lynch said he and Brown likely will decide within the next few months where to build next. The company’s Downtown holdings include land just east of The Fowler in the area known as the Central Addition and a parcel bordered by 15th, 16th, Bannock and Idaho streets on Downtown’s western edge.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/b...ing_Newsletter
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:25 PM
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Honestly, they need to build a new theatre.

Right now our biggest proscenium arch is the Morrison Center which is still a little too small for a larger production. I'm talking about the stage itself and the room behind. Not number of seats. If we want the best shows, including opera to visit we need a bigger stage.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:20 PM
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Thanks Sawtooth. I was happy to see my old apartment building on Fort featured! I can't believe how quickly the Broad Street area is developing.
I lived a few blocks from that apartment building 4 years ago. And agreed, thanks Sawtooth. Your eye for everything Boise is truly unique!
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:15 PM
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Here is another article about Boise's food scene which has been getting national attention recently.
Food & Wine posted a new article about Boise on Valentines Day.
But the photo they chose to use is what...20 years old?

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants

How Idaho Became the Best Place to Eat Basque Food in America

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Idaho’s culinary contributions may be most frequently associated with its eponymous potato, but Boise, its capital city, is actually a hub for Basque culture with restaurants, the only Basque museum in North America, a Basque preschool that teaches Euskara (the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe) and regular festivals that draw prominent Basques from all around the world.
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Boise has recently evolved into a fully rounded city with downtown lofts, artist studios and all the cultural cachet of a solid food scene complete with boutique wineries boasting their own American Viticulture Area designation, craft breweries and New American restaurants serving razor clams and smoked meats. As the area around them has grown, the city’s Basque descendents have been rising to the challenge of maintaining — and growing — their pastoral, sheep-herding heritage.

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https://www.winemag.com/2017/08/15/f...cene-to-match/
Fast-Growing Boise Has a Wine and Food Scene to Match
Surrounded by Idaho’s emerging wine region, Snake River Valley, the surprisingly lively capital of Boise will tempt you with local wines and great foo
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https://www.vogue.com/article/boise-...d-travel-guide
Why Boise, Idaho, Is a Growing Culinary Hotspot
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https://vinepair.com/articles/best-b...inations-2018/
The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:24 PM
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https://globenewswire.com/news-relea...ea-Stores.html

Albertsons Companies to Launch Market Street Idaho in Two Boise Area Stores

New Boise area store locations will boast a brand-new banner for Treasure Valley customers


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“Market Street Idaho was created by a team of passionate, innovative food lovers with the goal of igniting Idaho’s passion for great food and elevated experiences," said Susan Morris, EVP and Chief Operations Officer of Albertsons Companies. “Boise’s deep roots in great local food stem from our farming and ranching industry to our refugee and Basque communities. We think the time is right to bring new culinary experiences many hunger for but haven’t gotten yet locally through our Market Street Idaho stores.”
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:56 PM
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Honestly, they need to build a new theatre.

Right now our biggest proscenium arch is the Morrison Center which is still a little too small for a larger production. I'm talking about the stage itself and the room behind. Not number of seats. If we want the best shows, including opera to visit we need a bigger stage.
been thinking the same thing for many years. Boise really does need a first-class opera/concert hall.

but I'd like to see one with more seats, ideally in the 5k to 8k range. we miss out on a lot of great concerts during cooler months because the MC is too small to accommodate, and Taco Bell arena just doesn't have the acoustics.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:58 PM
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Here is another article about Boise's food scene which has been getting national attention recently.
Food & Wine posted a new article about Boise on Valentines Day.
But the photo they chose to use is what...20 years old?

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/ba...ho-restaurants

How Idaho Became the Best Place to Eat Basque Food in America

sure seems like there's been a huge uptick in articles about Boise as a travel destination in recent months. I wonder if the increase in downtown hotel accommodations has been part of the reason--with the chains pushing for more media attention to fill rooms? seems to be working.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:26 PM
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sure seems like there's been a huge uptick in articles about Boise as a travel destination in recent months. I wonder if the increase in downtown hotel accommodations has been part of the reason--with the chains pushing for more media attention to fill rooms? seems to be working.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2018, 7:53 PM
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The Fowler Sunday morning Feb 18,2018, and view of proposed 9 story office / 11 story condo site on 5th and Broad Street:







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