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Old Posted Mar 9, 2012, 6:48 PM
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Also, first video I've found of the new Whitewater Park in use:

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Old Posted Mar 9, 2012, 7:08 PM
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I hope to see some guys/gals out on the waves next Thurs-Friday when I am in town. IIRC, my hotel is steps from where they shot that video. Also, my family finally drew out on a Middle Fork permit this summer. Seeing some boats playing in the water will get me even more stoked for my 100-mile river journey through the most beautiful state in the Union.

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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 7:40 PM
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I am quoting a few of your remarks, boisecynic...

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However, it seems most on this forum are from the greater downtown area.


It's still 3 months off but how about the Greek Food Festival. Easy to bicycle to for many, easy access off The Connector's Fairview exit with decent parking within 2 or 3 blocks, just grab a table and put a big SSP sign on it. They serve beer and wine but under 21 are allowed no problem. There's also a Quinn's Pond cleanup on the Saturday morning of the Greek Food Festival in conjunction with the Boise River Volunteers. Usually get 20 or so to show up and BRV brings a bunch of catarafts.
It does seem like a lot of forumers have stated they live in the greater downtown area too, several have mentioned the Northend as their place of residence. Possibly once construction is more involved at Jump and Zions Bank then a meet would work? I like your idea of the Greek Festival and the cleanup. Most of us here at SSP seem to have a lot of pride in Boise and are concerned how our city grows, so giving back and being a BRV for that Saturday would be a good thing
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 8:12 PM
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I love the idea of the Greek Food Festival!

The reason I've been a bit quiet about it is that I would dearly love to go, but I'm unfortunately at a point where I have no idea what my schedule holds as the next 6 months are going to be very unpredictable and packed with work, school and an internship, so I don't think it would be fair for me to help set a time and date for us to meet only for me to find out later I can't attend. But I think it would just be absolutely awesome for us to meet up sometime soon, it'd be great to put a face to the usernames! Another good thing is that I live within walking distance of downtown, so access is not a problem for me at all.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2012, 12:39 AM
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I will try to make it when a time and place is decided.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2012, 4:19 PM
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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...g-nations.html

Treasure Valley among nation's most-improving housing markets, firm says
By Sandra Forester — sforester@idahostatesman.com
Posted: 10:33am on Mar 9, 2012; Modified: 9:41pm on Mar 9, 2012

The Treasure Valley is among the top 10 most-improving housing markets in America, says a California company that tracks residential real estate.

CoreLogic ranked Boise No. 10 based on the number of sales, home prices and delinquencies in January. The company said improving home sales are the main driver of the ranking.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 12:26 AM
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So Ruth's Chris is indeed coming to Boise, and it will be at the Eighth & Main project.

Steak house, four other tenants lease space at Boise's Eighth & Main project

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...#storylink=cpy
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 12:26 AM
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River 8 Apartments Downtown





There are a lot more pictures at the following link under "DWG_3-MODEL REVISED FEBRUARY 27, 2012": http://pdsonline.cityofboise.org/pds...00033&type=doc
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Oh wow!! Great finds, Visualize! Beautiful structure that'll fit in great with that lot along the river.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 12:46 AM
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I noticed there is a decent increase in requests for fairly dense housing permits all around the city. Looks to be a good sign of things to come.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 1:02 AM
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The River 8 Apartments Downtown look like some really nice infill!
     
     
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Excited to see some progress on the residential side of development. Hopefully these projects happen, we need more people in downtown!

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...r-8-lofts.html
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 6:35 AM
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Ohhh yeah, looking at these renderings further, this building is excellent. Architecturally, I think downtown badly needs more structures like these, and the street environment it creates is simply wonderful. It's too bad that the Library Blocks proposal didn't happen quite as envisioned, but perhaps one step at a time, like this, this area could turn into something truly special.
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I'd love to see more infill developments like this and the City-Side lofts pop up along River Street. That area could really turn into a mixed-use, pedestrian paradise.
     
     
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Nimby News!! Come on, it sounds like it will be a boutique Walmart lol.


Walmart grocery planned at Cole, Ustick in Boise
By Audrey Dutton — adutton@idahostatesman.com
Posted: 10:02am on Mar 13, 2012; Modified: 9:16pm on Mar 13, 2012

The Walmart Neighborhood Market store in the Cole Village Shopping Center would be the Boise debut of the concept, which Walmart launched in 1998.

At about 44,000 square feet, the store will stock grocery-store fare and some supermarket staples like pet supplies. It will have a one-hour photo center and a drive-through pharmacy.

But not everyone is pleased.
“I’m concerned that if we want to ... patronize those businesses that are there now, we’ll have to get in our vehicles” because those smaller businesses will move, said Bob Mayer, who lives near the shopping center.
Mayer said he worries the store will bring more traffic and parking needs.
“I just think it’s going to destroy the whole character of the neighborhood in general,” Mayer said







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Loggers Creek neighbors at loggerheads with developer in Boise
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Posted: 12:00am on Mar 10, 2012



Former Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins talks with neighbors in his backyard about plans for an apartment development on ParkCenter Boulevard across Loggers Creek from his home. Some neighbors are upset with the project, saying it would ruin the character of the neighborhood, which consists mainly of single-family homes on larger lots. JOE JASZEWSKI — Photo by Joe Jaszewski

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Old Posted Mar 14, 2012, 8:17 PM
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So Ruth's Chris is indeed coming to Boise, and it will be at the Eighth & Main project.

Steak house, four other tenants lease space at Boise's Eighth & Main project

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...#storylink=cpy
Ruth's Chris, Holland and Hart, and a few other companies have been announced to date. But there are others to be announced.

I work for Holland and Hart, but we'll see if I stick around by the time that everything is ready to be moved over.

Regardless, I should be able to get good shots of the construction. I can tell you that they are pretty excited about it.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 5:28 PM
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Boiseguardian has posted a couple of stories about the Greater Boise Auditorium District recently and predictably, commenters are showing their lack of grasp. Here's my comment over there about GBAD:

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History, history, history. Not sure of the direction of this thread, but it is GBAD’s job to build auditoriums aka convention centers, in just the same way it is ACHD’s job to build roads. Don’t hear too much griping when ACHD widens the roads that you used to get delayed on.

In 1959 82% voted yes to create an Auditorium District as allowed under Idaho Law Title 67 Chapter 49 here:

http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/ids...67/T67CH49.htm

Proof of the landslide vote in 1959 linked below and I’m the one who went through the Library’s microfilm and presented this document to GBAD.

http://www.gbadnow.com/pdf/articles_1959.pdf

To reiterate: It is GBAD’s job, their mandate, to build a convention center. If they don’t get it done then they are failing, not the other way around.
With a reconstituted Board, maybe GBAD can get on with the business of building a bigger public meeting facility. It's good for business.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 5:42 PM
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Spokane Convention Center, arrrrgh! HOTLINKED



Spokane, 7 years ahead of Boise and counting! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

In yo face Boise!

Yep, hotlinked from visitspokane.com.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 6:36 PM
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Yup that's a definite: "IN YOUR FACE!!!" Here's the perfect smilies for this topic

Boise:

Spokane:
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 8:15 PM
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Nice cc. Spokane must not have the amount of nimbys Boise has. Is there a Spokane Guardian lol? I bet Spokane is stealing some larger conventions that would come to Boise because our current Convention Center is not as large as theirs.
     
     
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