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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 11:12 PM
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2013 Census results for metros & counties just came out...

Spokane-Coeur d'Alene CSA (combined statistical area) had a population of 679,989 as of 7/1/2013 (Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Kootenai, ID counties)

Coeur d'Alene's MSA (metropolitan statistical area) had a population of 144,265 as of 7/1/2013 (Kootenai County)
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Spincycle at Silverwood Theme Park. New last year.

http://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/rides/spincycle.php


It’s the first of its kind in the world. A 104 foot tall thrill ride with a cylindrical-shaped vehicle that seats 24 people facing outward, with legs dangling and wearing only a harness.



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i've always wondered when Boise would get a theme park.

roaring springs is fine, but it doesn't have roller coasters and thrill rides like a true theme park.

i recall there was a plan for one out by nampa many years ago that was supposed to have a western theme, but it fizzled out.
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Ironman Coeur d'Alene, late June.

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A marquee event for this lakeside playground, IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene vies for "most breathtaking scenery" on the IRONMAN circuit.


Taking place in the pristine heart of one of Idaho's prettiest areas, this early-summer race has filled quickly for the past nine years. Coeur d’Alene is a classic resort and vacation destination offering a wide range of recreational activities. The glacier-fed lake, surrounding forests and parks, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course’s floating green are just a few examples.

Athletes begin their day with a two-loop, 2.4 swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The challenging two-loop, 112-mile bike course boasts no turns in an 80-mile stretch. The run loops along the shores of the lake blending the energy of a small town resort atmosphere with a world-class course. The single transition area and multiple loop course at the "hot corner" make IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene a favorite among athletes and their friends and families.

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i've always wondered when Boise would get a theme park.

roaring springs is fine, but it doesn't have roller coasters and thrill rides like a true theme park.

i recall there was a plan for one out by nampa many years ago that was supposed to have a western theme, but it fizzled out.
Theme parks are interesting beasts. They great ideas on paper and the good ones are certainly a great addition to their communities but few ever get built and developed to their full potential due to the crazy money sucking vacuums that they can be. North Idaho was very lucky that Gary Norton decided to invest millions of dollars into transforming Silverwood from the little airstrip that it was, into the wonderful theme park it is today.

I believe Mr. Norton said in an interview once, that Silverwood lost money every year for over a decade before they finally had high enough attendance/income to break even. There's an interesting podcast interview that can be found at this link http://www.rollercoasteralley.com/news09.21.13.php

Mr. Norton starts talking about what went in to the creation of the park at around 15 minutes into the podcast.

All that said, I would love if someone in the Boise area with a few hundred million bucks to burn would build a quality theme park and stay with it. It would take someone who is truly passionate about theme parks and not interested in building a business that can turn a profit in three years.
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Construction will begin on the 14-story One Lakeside building later this year!

One Lakeside will contain 60 luxury units ranging from 750 to 3,400 square feet. Included will be parking, private entries, a fitness center, rooftop pool and commercial components on the ground floor and possibly offices on other lower floors.


http://www.cdapress.com/news/busines...44af22310.html
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2013 Census results for cities came out today. Here's the population of some Northern Idaho cities:

Coeur d'Alene 46,402 (5.13% growth since 2010)
Post Falls 29,357 (6.47%)
Hayden 13,681 (2.91%)
Rathdrum 7,090 (3.87%)

Sandpoint 7,577 (2.88%)
Moscow 24,534 (3.08%)
Lewiston 32,401 (1.59%)
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Construction will begin on the 14-story One Lakeside building later this year!

One Lakeside will contain 60 luxury units ranging from 750 to 3,400 square feet. Included will be parking, private entries, a fitness center, rooftop pool and commercial components on the ground floor and possibly offices on other lower floors.


http://www.cdapress.com/news/busines...44af22310.html

This is going to be a beautiful building.

http://www.alpaspen.com/one-lakeside.php




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2013 Census results for cities came out today. Here's the population of some Northern Idaho cities:

Coeur d'Alene 46,402 (5.13% growth since 2010)
Post Falls 29,357 (6.47%)
Hayden 13,681 (2.91%)
Rathdrum 7,090 (3.87%)

Sandpoint 7,577 (2.88%)
Moscow 24,534 (3.08%)
Lewiston 32,401 (1.59%)
Thanks for the info. I am always impressed with the skyline Coeur d'Alene has considering its population even though it is a resort town and part of a larger metro area/population with Spokane. It's probably safe to say Coeur d'Alene has the most impressive skyline of any city repped in the Mountain West based on population/skyline. The amazing location is unbeatable too.
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One Lakeside construction should begin soon. There is a fence around the current building on the property right now.

In other news, this could be a record year for construction permits in the city of Coeur d'Alene...


COEUR d'ALENE - The property has been fenced off, a showroom has been built and construction should get underway on the 14-story One Lakeside condominium tower by the end of summer.

The city said the $40-to-$50-million project may contribute to a record construction year in Coeur d'Alene.


Mayor Steve Widmyer said the construction of One Lakeside will coincide with two other major construction projects this year, which could result in a record building year for the city of Coeur d'Alene.

He told the Coeur d'Alene Association of Realtors Tuesday that the $57 million Kootenai Health expansion, and the $7 million reconstruction of Winton Elementary School could push the city into record territory.

"We are anticipating the total valuations in 2014 to be back at the 2006 and 2007 levels with single, multi-family, and commercial construction being strong," he said, adding that Kootenai Health buildings and the elementary school won't be on the tax rolls but they do contribute to the building permit activity.

For all building categories, total permit valuation during the past decade peaked in 2007 at $187 million. During the recession, those numbers plummeted. During the four years between 2009 and 2012, total valuations ranged from $36 million to $58 million.

In 2013, that figure rose significantly to $127 million. With the large-scale commercial projects planned for this year, 2014 could be a record year for commercial activity.

Source: http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_n...d6640c7be.html
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Cd'A Resort, NW Specialty Hospital partner to attract Canadians
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It's a good idea. I've always enjoyed working with our cousins from the north. Seems like we see lots of Canadians all around the North Idaho area.
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Those from the Coeur d'Alene region!! Did you know that parts of Northern Idaho receive upwards of 100 inches of precipitation a year? The inland temperate rainforest extends into Idaho from B.C.. the furthest inland temperate rainforest on the planet. Coastal disjunct species thrive here. Most people have no idea!! Wallace, ID receives more rainfall annually than Seattle. This extremely unique ecosystem is being heavily logged and destroyed yet most people seem to be oblivious to its existence.
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And Lana Turner is/was from Wallace.


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Lana Turner was born in Wallace, Idaho, 1921.
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COEUR d'ALENE - The $110,000 McEuen Park sculpture named "Under The Rainbow" is under-performing, and the city's arts commission is meeting today to discuss how to fix it.
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Finally something is going to begin on this job site! There has been a fence up around the property for the past 4+ months. It sounds like demolition on the existing building will begin soon.

The One Lakeside luxury condominiums will soon be under construction after the 60-year-old apartment building now at that address is removed.

One Lakeside will be at the intersection of north First Street and east Lakeside Avenue, just north of the Chamber of Commerce building and Independence Point. The $20 million project will comprise 64 living units in 11 levels, three levels of parking and a rooftop club with an outdoor pool.

The ground floor will have a lobby, 1,400-square-foot commercial area and parking. The living units will be of one, two and three bedrooms from 750 to 3,400 square feet with deck space and high-end appliances and finishes.

As designed, the city will allow a 220-foot-high building.

Link: http://www.cdapress.com/news/busines...ab12b3e7e.html
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Coeur d’Alene chamber to keep Ironman support going

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Ironman will carry on in Coeur d’Alene the next three years and likely beyond that with a new push to raise money for the sponsorship fee.The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce said last fall that it was evaluating whether to continue its sponsorship of the race, which has been held in the Lake City each summer since 2003. The chamber pays the World Triathlon Corp. nearly $100,000 a year to bring Ironman to town – a figure that has been difficult to cover in recent years.

Chamber President and CEO Steve Wilson said this week that the organization has heard strong community and business support for continuing the commitment to Ironman, and the chamber board has decided to complete the current five-year contract, through 2017. Wilson said the chamber hopes it will be able to sign
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Finally something is going to begin on this job site! There has been a fence up around the property for the past 4+ months. It sounds like demolition on the existing building will begin soon.

The One Lakeside luxury condominiums will soon be under construction after the 60-year-old apartment building now at that address is removed.

One Lakeside will be at the intersection of north First Street and east Lakeside Avenue, just north of the Chamber of Commerce building and Independence Point. The $20 million project will comprise 64 living units in 11 levels, three levels of parking and a rooftop club with an outdoor pool.

The ground floor will have a lobby, 1,400-square-foot commercial area and parking. The living units will be of one, two and three bedrooms from 750 to 3,400 square feet with deck space and high-end appliances and finishes.

As designed, the city will allow a 220-foot-high building.

Link: http://www.cdapress.com/news/busines...ab12b3e7e.html
What is the current status for this building?
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What is the current status for this building?
Permits were finally approved a few months ago. A fence is up around the existing building but demolition at the location has yet to take place. I'm not sure the reason for the delay.
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2013 Census results for metros & counties just came out...

Spokane-Coeur d'Alene CSA (combined statistical area) had a population of 679,989 as of 7/1/2013 (Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Kootenai, ID counties)

Coeur d'Alene's MSA (metropolitan statistical area) had a population of 144,265 as of 7/1/2013 (Kootenai County)
2014 Census results for metros & counties just came out...

Spokane-Coeur d'Alene CSA 688,279 (should be over 700,000 within 2 years)

Coeur d'Alene MSA (Kootenai County) 147,326 (should be over 150,000 next year)
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2014 Census results for metros & counties just came out...

Spokane-Coeur d'Alene CSA 688,279 (should be over 700,000 within 2 years)

Coeur d'Alene MSA (Kootenai County) 147,326 (should be over 150,000 next year)
Interesting to see the numbers in Kootenai County jimthemanincda. I posted this article back in 07 - wonder if these past estimates will end up being anywhere close to what they were thinking:

County population could top 300K
Posted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 - 11:31:17 pm PDT
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Calls upon developers to add voice at comp plan meetings

COEUR d'ALENE -- Kootenai County's population will likely more than double within the next two decades, outgoing interim Planning Director Cheri Howell told a gathering of developers Wednesday night.

Howell also told members of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association that her bosses -- the board of commissioners -- want developers to lend their voices to the chorus of those speaking out about the update of the county's comprehensive plan.

"The commissioners want to have a balance," said Howell, who explained that members of groups opposing what they call uncontrolled growth are often the majority at Planning Commission "open mic" nights.


Howell, the county's former planning director who assumed the interim position five months ago when commissioners had difficulty replacing former director Rand Wichman, said in the past 50 years, the county's economy shifted from traditional pursuits of logging and lumber to service and construction.

"But the infrastructure, the roads and sewers, hasn't kept up," she said.

Also, she has seen an increase in "trophy homes" being built in the area.

"People moving in here are older and are coming from higher-end communities," she said. "It's not unusual to see a 10,000-square-foot home going up on a hillside."

Howell will continue to conduct long-range planning for the county once new director Scott Clark assumes the post in 12 days.

In the past 17 years, she said the population has grown from about 70,000 to current estimates of 135,000.

"Using projection from the Department of Commerce, (growth) in the next 20 years will range from 230,000 to 310,000 for Kootenai County," Howell said.

She also said in the past year, while the number of business and stormwater building permits is up, the county has issued 40 percent less residential building permits than they did during the boom years which crested in 2005.

"I see this as cyclical," she said. "It will pick up again."

About the comp plan, Howell said commissioners want as many citizens involved as possible.

But now, she said most of those who attended recent open mic meetings are those who have issues against growth.

"There's an organized group for almost every subject in the comp plan," she said. "It always seems to be the same people ... and the commissioners are afraid the plan will not be balanced."

She said the commissioners want the plan to match "what the residents want."

She then challenged the NIBCA membership to attend the next open mic a week from today at the county administration building.

NIBCA President Charlie Rens also called to his members' voices to be heard.

Howell said she wants to get the comp plan finished by the end of the year, because commissioner Todd Tondee wants the updated zoning regulations to dovetail with the comp plan.

Karen Oaks of American West Bank said the recent spurt in growth has been good for her business.

"We've opened up quite a few new branches because of the growth," said Oaks. "I know it certainly helped our bank."

Howell said different parts of the county want different things in their areas. She said in the Post Falls and Rathdrum area, then north and west to the county lines, growth is welcome.

"Spirit Lake is saying: 'Bring it on,'" she said.

But other parts of the county, specifically to the south, growth is not wanted, even though that's an area where many large development projects are headed because of the amount of open space, natural beauty and proximity to Lake Coeur d'Alene and other lakes.

About the groups that oppose uncontrolled growth, Oaks said after she had gone to public hearings about proposed developments, she found out several of the opponents are not from here.

"They moved in from California or other parts and found this to be paradise and they don't want it to change," she said. "But they came in and changed and now they want to shut it off. I find that fascinating."

Ron Mahuron of MW Construction and a past president of NIBCA, agreed. He said the most strident voices against growth in the area come from relative newcomers.

"We literally have people who have come to the area, gotten their piece of North Idaho and now they want no more growth," he said. "The voice of anti-growth is going to come from people who got their piece and they want it to stay like that."

Oaks said she supports growth, "so long as it's planned well and you have the infrastructure and it looks like (developers) are trying to put the proper things in place to support that growth," Oaks said.

She also said good planning of the area's growth was needed and that affects affordable housing.

"It seems to be really tough because of the growth that prices of the houses have gone up so high that it's hard for a person to get started," she said. "A starting price for home here is higher than in Spokane County."

Growth opponents in the past have blamed "greedy out-of-state developers" for what they consider "uncontrolled growth."

"A lot of these people are bringing money here and are spending money here," he said.

Besides, Mahuron said developers would not be looking to build here if local property owners hadn't sold their land to the speculators.

"If people were not interested in selling their property, they have a right to not sell," Mahuron said. "A lot of the profiteers in our area are local homeowners. If they did want (the area) to grow, they never should have sold it."

He also said the area probably could not survive without growth.

"The building industry is probably the stable part of this economy," he said. "There has to be control and it has to be quality."

He said a recent call for a moratorium on development would have been a death knell for the economy.

"We're basically surviving on growth in the housing industry," he said. "If that shuts down, our economy is going to hurt big time."

Rens said communication is the key to healing the growing rift between the development community and those who oppose it.

"There's a hundred ways to peal an onion," he said. "What we have to do is get to the core and found out what really matters to each side."

Dave Turner can be reached at 664-8176, ext. 2009 or at dturner@cdapress.com.
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