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Old Posted May 11, 2010, 7:24 AM
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Boise State University Developments

With a couple of new projects underway at bsu, I thought I'd make a thread. Mostly because I'm a business major who will be going home for the summer, so I want to see updates on the construction throughout the summer

Also, I happened to cross this interesting piece of information. Apparently BSU wants to build a vivarium... To be honest, I didn't even know what that meant. So after googling it I found out that it's basically a structure that houses animals for observation.

http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency...ardType=Grants

The close to 4 million dollar grant should help nicely with this project.

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Old Posted May 11, 2010, 7:59 AM
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I'll make the rounds on BSU's website so we can consolidate all of the pertinent information on the business building, new track facility, new dorms, the campus master plan, and the other projects that are either starting or being wrapped up.
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Old Posted May 11, 2010, 5:58 PM
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Nice idea andyroo. Boise State is growing quickly and has changed so much, just in the past 3 years.
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The new dorm project is dead. You can see the article on it's thread. STILL, can't wait to see the COBE building built. That is going to be a great entry way to BSU and Downtown.
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The new dorm project is dead. You can see the article on it's thread. STILL, can't wait to see the COBE building built. That is going to be a great entry way to BSU and Downtown.
Another thing I heard about the BSU Dorms was that BSU in part took it off the table to resolve funding issues. I don't think it's dead so much as delayed (at least I hope that's the case).
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I hope its just delayed and not completely dead. BSU has almost no on-campus housing. They rely on people commuting there from the downtown area and all over the valley. For a university that is growing so quickly, I think on-campus housing SHOULD be a priority.
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This links to the options currently available for on campus housing.
http://housing.boisestate.edu/reshallfacilities.shtml

The newer facilites recently built along University Ave and near Fake Meat & Nasty Taco Arena....err Taco Bell Arena made an improvement but more on campus housing is needed for sure.

BSU really needs a new sponsor for the Pavillion.
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This links to the options currently available for on campus housing.
http://housing.boisestate.edu/reshallfacilities.shtml

The newer facilites recently built along University Ave and near Fake Meat & Nasty Taco Arena....err Taco Bell Arena made an improvement but more on campus housing is needed for sure.

BSU really needs a new sponsor for the Pavillion.
Totally agree about the sponsor thing. The least they could do is actually provide some cheap hard/soft shell tacos... Free tacos or $1 tacos if the broncos score X amount of threes/points, or something like that. The name alone is embarrassing, the idea that you can't find any tacos inside just adds to the embarrassment.
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Just to start things going, here's the link to the new COBE building

http://cobe.boisestate.edu/cobefuturehome/
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I hope its just delayed and not completely dead. BSU has almost no on-campus housing. They rely on people commuting there from the downtown area and all over the valley. For a university that is growing so quickly, I think on-campus housing SHOULD be a priority.
It is definitely not dead. In fact it will still be finished in the same amount of time. The start date is delayed one month as of now. I know things and this is one Project that is going to happen one way or another. There has already been millions invested in this. ACC is not about to walk away without seeing a return on their investment. Foundation work will most likely start on June 28th.
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Alright, this is going to be the post where I will compile the information from all of the projects either being finished, starting, or planned(that I can dig up).

First, the campus master plan from 2005.

Image Source and Location of Campus Plan

Micron Business and Economics Building.
Status:Planned/Pre-construction phase

Source
Various articles on the project:
http://news.boisestate.edu/update/20...ness-building/
http://cobe.boisestate.edu/blog/2010...ness-building/

Norco Nursing and University Health Services Building
Status: Complete

Source
Articles:
http://arbiteronline.com/2009/08/19/...gets-new-look/
http://arbiteronline.com/2010/01/17/...ding-now-open/

Center for Environmental Science and Economic Development
Status: Complete

Source
Articles:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/64268887.html
http://arbiteronline.com/2010/03/07/cesed-takes-shape/
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/articles/curated/189537
The last one details some of the features of the building.

Student Union Building Expansion
Status:Complete

Source

Source
Articles:
Details what expansion brought
http://sub.boisestate.edu/content/ar...?article_id=11

BSU Student Housing Complex
Status:Planned/Design Phase


Source for both
Articles:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/BSU-wants-s...-85512842.html
http://idahobusinessreview.com/blog/...using-project/


More to come. I will edit this main posting as I allocate more information.
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Alright, this is going to be the post where I will compile the information from all of the projects either being finished, starting, or planned(that I can dig up).

First, the campus master plan from 2005.

Image Source and Location of Campus Plan

Micron Business and Economics Building.
Status: Planned

Source
Various articles on the project:
http://news.boisestate.edu/update/20...ness-building/
http://cobe.boisestate.edu/blog/2010...ness-building/

Norco Nursing and University Health Services Building
Status: Complete

Source
Articles:
http://arbiteronline.com/2009/08/19/...gets-new-look/
http://arbiteronline.com/2010/01/17/...ding-now-open/

Center for Environmental Science and Economic Development
Status: Complete

Source
Articles:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/64268887.html
http://arbiteronline.com/2010/03/07/cesed-takes-shape/
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/articles/curated/189537
The last one details some of the features of the building.

Student Union Building Expansion
Status: Complete

Source

Source
Articles:
Details what expansion brought
http://sub.boisestate.edu/content/ar...?article_id=11


More to come. I will edit this main posting as I allocate more information.
nice work bronco student. I tried posting the "pending" dorms but I couldn't figure out how to copy a picture to here. Also, what are you studying and how did finals go lol?
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Old Posted May 14, 2010, 5:20 AM
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nice work bronco student. I tried posting the "pending" dorms but I couldn't figure out how to copy a picture to here. Also, what are you studying and how did finals go lol?
I start next fall, but the plan of attending Boise State is going full speed ahead, so I went with the name change.

I'll get the dorms up in a little bit.
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Old Posted May 14, 2010, 7:20 AM
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Wow awesome for BSU. They're running out of room to spread out, so they'll continue to build UP! Soon they'll have their own little skyline
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Wow awesome for BSU. They're running out of room to spread out, so they'll continue to build UP! Soon they'll have their own little skyline
Still more to come. Just haven't had the time to dig through and compile the information out there.
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heavy machinery and fencing are now at the university inn site. hopefully this means demolition will begin soon to make way for the business building.
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Yeah the sooner the better. I think they held off demo until classes were out so they wouldn't disrupt that parking lot. Now that school is done they can start!
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Here is the aquatics complex addition that will be done for fall 2010



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http://news.boisestate.edu/update/20...atics-complex/

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You are not the only one frustrated by the outcome. So, I wonder if the plan was for a much larger complex of dorms which is now going to be a smaller complex, if there will be open space on those lots left after this new construction to add more in the future? I know people at BSU who said the the University is frustrated but their hands are tied because of the State Board of Ed. The campus at BSU is expanding and growing quickly and new buildings seem to always be going up, so they are going to need more student housing regardless.


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heavy machinery and fencing are now at the university inn site. hopefully this means demolition will begin soon to make way for the business building.
I have seen the equipment too so hopefully that old motel is destoyed soon.
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heavy machinery and fencing are now at the university inn site. hopefully this means demolition will begin soon to make way for the business building.
There has been more brought in this past week. Anyone know the timeline?
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