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Old Posted Nov 22, 2005, 5:54 PM
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Talking Boise Development Thread

Update by BoiseAirport posted December 19, 2013.



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Boise Development Thread

"Boise is still so young and new—changing almost every day—and I don't think it's overstatement to suggest that our town represents everything that remains great about America: potential, youth, natural beauty, quality of life. Some 100 parks, 14 museums, playgrounds everywhere you turn: our skies are huge; our houses affordable. Hikers can still drink from a secret spring in the hills; paddlers can still go kayaking in the morning and meet with their accountants by noon. When we visit friends who live elsewhere, they ask, "Boise? Really? Why do you live there?" But when friends visit us, they say, "Oh, wow, now I see."

What all of us who live here share is the landscape, the light, the seasons, the pair of peregrine falcons that nest downtown, and the rainbow trout that swim in our river. We share the feeling we get when the unexpected skitters across the road and cracks open the insulation we've packed around our mornings—when we remember for a moment where we live.

This morning in Julia Davis Park the sky is breaking apart everywhere. The foothills shine and billow. I look through the leafless branches of the trees and see the deer, once more, dancing across the road. I see the mystery and vastness of time. I think: this is the pure world. This is the long view. This is what lasts."
- Anthony Doerr on Boise









→ Active Projects ←
We are actively finding and receiving updates on these projects. Also includes projects
under construction.

Eighth & Main
Zions Bank Regional Headquarters
Office Tower
Floors: 18
Status: Near Completion!







JUMP Phase II - Simplot Headquarters
Office Tower
Floors: 9
Status: Design Approved







City Center Plaza/Transit Center
Office Tower
Floors: 9
Status: Proposed







St. Lukes Cardiovascular Tower
Hospital Tower
Floors: 6 (Jefferson Plaza), 9 (Cardio Tower)
Status: Visionary/Proposal coming soon?





JUMP - Jack's Urban Meeting Place
Mixed Use Arts/Community Center + Urban Park
Floors: 7
Status: Under Construction





Owyhee Place Renovation
Apartments
Floors: 7
Status: Under Construction






Boise State Fine Arts Building
University
Floors: 5
Status: Proposed





Boise Heights
Apartments
Floors: 5
Status: Approved





River Edge
Apartments
Floors: 5
Status: Design Approved






555 Parkcenter Blvd.

Apartments
Floors: 5
Status: Proposed






602 Washington Parking Garage
Parking Garage (State Capitol)
Floors: 5
Status: Under Construction






Lusk Street Apartments

Apartments
Floors: 4
Status: Proposed






916 Park
Mixed-Use
Floors: 4
Status: Approved





Boise State Alumni Center
University
Floors: 4
Status: Approved





Harris Ranch
Residential Community
Floors: Various
Status: Complete/Proposed






Eagle Sports Complex
Park
Floors: N/A
Status: Proposed






Esther Simplot Park
Park
Floors: N/A
Status: Approved




→ Inactive/Visionary Projects ←
These projects have been in headlines in recent years, but have recently been quiet
for a variety of reasons. Status is generally unknown, and could be alive or dead.
This list also includes visionary projects which may be fundraising, but have no set design or
construction date.



Capital II Tower
Office Tower
Floors: 11
Status: Unknown






Light Rail/Downtown Circulator/Trolley
Floors: N/A
Status: Vision





New Convention Center
Floors: Various
Status: Vision





New Convention Center - Marriott Hotel
Floors: 10
Status: Vision






River 8
Condominiums
Floors: 6
Status: Design Approved






New Boise Hawks Stadium
Stadium
Floors: Various
Status: Vision





New Idaho Historical Museum
Museum
Floors: Various
Status: Vision/Unknown





Boise Public Market
Floors: 2-3
Status: Vision





Broad 5
Office Tower
Floors:
Status: Unknown





Capital Terrace Apartments/Condominiums
Apartment/Condominium
Floors: 2+8
Status: Unknown





Whole Foods Development Phase II
Condominiums
Floors: Unknown
Status: Unknown





Capitol Connector Building
Floors: 6
Status: Proposed/Visionary






Eagle Island State Park
Park
Floors: N/A
Status: Visionary




→ Comprehensive Master Plans ←
This is how our current leaders see Boise in 20-30 years. And by the looks of it, the future is bright!

Blueprint Boise - City of Boise Master Plan


Boise West Side Master Plan
2001





Old Boise - River - Myrtle Master Plan
2004





30th Street Redevelopment Master Plan
March 2010





Pioneer Corridor Master Plan





Boise State University Campus Master Plan





Boise Airport Master Plan
April 2010




Last edited by Viperlord; Jul 15, 2014 at 6:33 AM. Reason: Updated Projects list by BoiseAirport
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2005, 6:43 PM
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Hey, what do you guys think of maybe pulling our resources together to maybe put together a little Boise Booster site, with all of this info and then pics and different things like that?

I've seem some of the sites that different forumers have done for denver and other places and some of them rock.

BTW, this list is very informative, thanks for all the work on it
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that's a sweet list! thanks for putting it together. hope it grows by leaps and bounds in the next 6 months, too.

is the banner bank officially 12 stories? that would have to include the little 'arch' at the top.

as for the BSU luxury box tower, i think that might be close to being a done deal. BSU averaged 30,048 fans this season (just over 100%) with a pretty crappy home schedule, and from what i've heard the fundraising is going very well and that they've sold out the suites already. if true, we could see a groundbreaking this winter (BSU has publicly stated they want it completed by the 2008 season).
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Hey there, been lurking for a while, this looks like a good place for a first post. I've always been interested in downtown Boise development, so hopefully I'll be able to provide something here.

I like the list a lot.

I'll see if I can add some pictures or what have you in the future.
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Fantastic!!! Another Boise forumer. Welcome aboard City Of Trees.

It looks like we have a date (2008) and a height (146') for the BSU Luxury Suites/Press Box.

Note: Date on the Capitol building should be 1920.
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welcome, cityoftrees!

always great to have another boise poster on board -- we're greatly outnumbered here, you see.

and pictures would be great. renderings, better!
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is the banner bank officially 12 stories? that would have to include the little 'arch' at the top.
Yes, the Project Manager stated a height of 182' to the top of the 12th floor. I suppose it could be a mechanical penthouse.

This brings up the question on floor counts. Floor counts on Emporis look inconsistant. What criteria should be used?
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Welcome City of Trees! Nice list there Boizean!
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Yes, the Project Manager stated a height of 182' to the top of the 12th floor.
hmmm.

well, in that case, i'm officially 6' 8" with my top-hat.
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welcome, cityoftrees!

always great to have another boise poster on board -- we're greatly outnumbered here, you see.
Well, it looks like the few posters here are still making up for the small numbers. Maybe it's also because Boise's being classified in a rather big region--I personally say Boise is part of the Northwest, an age old argument. This is the most geographically screwed up state in the nation.

Thanks for the welcome!
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I also agree that Idaho should be part of the Northwest. Boise is moving up the food chain. They need bigger buildings! I don't understand why cities in the east that are same size as Boise have like 500 footers. It makes me mad.
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welcome, cityoftrees!

always great to have another boise poster on board -- we're greatly outnumbered here, you see.
I remember the days when there weren't ANY Boiseans! It was back in the days when there was still a tower crane up on the Boise Tower site, and I was like, hmmmm I wish there was someone from boise here to tell us more! I took it upon myself to represent Boise (as best as someone can 400 miles away )

I remember posting a thread about Boise Tower, and BoDo before it broke ground....


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That's got to be one of the most user-friendly and easy to read project threads I've seen. It looks like Boise has a lot of great infill going on- and hopefully some more high rises will be added to the mix soon!
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Welcome to the forum, City of Trees.

The group of Boise forumers continues to grow!

Boizean, I nominated you to start an official Boise Construction thread in a different thread. Guess I should have read this thread first!!

Thanks.

Now, lets all keep posting on this thread as much as possible, so we can all keep up to date on the goings on in our beloved city!

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don't get your hopes up, but this could be potentially good news about Boise Tower:

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District Judge Kathryn Sticklen requested additional briefings Tuesday on whether developer Rick Peterson should be included in the dispute between Capital City Development Corp. and Boise Tower Associates.

BTA claimed Peterson is part of the lawsuit because of a $12 million deed of trust he holds on the undeveloped site at the northwest corner of 8th and Main streets. CCDC argued that BTA holds the title to the property.

Sticklen asked both sides to file briefs by Dec. 16. She will then take the matter under advisement and issue a ruling at a later date.

Peterson, meanwhile, said Tuesday that more than one potential ownership group has met with CCDC in hopes of taking over the stalled project.

CCDC lawyer Richard Boardman would only confirm that settlement negotiations are continuing.
it would be nice to get the "On Hold" turned to "Under Construction"... too bad this is all taking so darned long, though. there doesn't seem to be any desire to get this thing figured out quickly.

can you imagine if you were one of the poor folks who reserved one of the condos? you've already been waiting at least 5 years, and will probably have many more years to wait, too.
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that would be good if the tower could get back on track, and i hope that they got a refund after 5 years, or some probably moved away.
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To all Boise forumers from BOI-IDA:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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update on the Boise State press box tower:

looks like they've got a sponsor for the reception area on the 11th floor, and have sold enough luxury boxes and suites to ask the SBOE to get things moving.

expected opening is for the 2008 season... this is great news, though i wish it also included more seating (like enclosing the south end zone).
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... I got your back, boys! haha
Thanks Wasatch_One for watching our backs in our absence. Boise and Salt Lake City do have a lot of ties. Much like the Big Brother Little Brother that has been mentioned before.

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Boizean, I nominated you to start an official Boise Construction thread in a different thread. Guess I should have read this thread first!!
Glade to accomodate your request before your request.

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can you imagine if you were one of the poor folks who reserved one of the condos? you've already been waiting at least 5 years, and will probably have many more years to wait, too.
I've wondered about that too. I'd be a little miffed if my money was tied up in this boondoogle.


On the BSU Luxury Suites/Press Box. Haven't they sold more suites than they originally planned giving a good indication they might add another floor?
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