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‘Saltbox’: Project would add 12-story hotel, restaurants, apartments to downtown

Another large-scale downtown project could add a new 12-story building to the skyline, right between Front St. and Myrtle St. Boise firm Roundhouse started the...

From Freak Alley to building backsides: Boise’s mural scene keeps growing

Downtown Boise has long been a place to view art. From outdoor public art pieces, to the Boise Art Museum to Freak Alley...

Z-shaped Hearth apartments open in Downtown Boise with high-end features

A new, high-end apartment building in Downtown Boise is open, after years in the making. Roundhouse opened the eight-story Hearth on Broad project at Front...

Home Downtown: Event looks at future and challenges of booming downtown housing market

Downtown Boise’s skyline is changing faster than ever, bringing with it new opportunities and along with challenges.  On Thursday afternoon, BoiseDev hosted a panel of...

Boise Greyhound depot sold, ‘crown jewel’ residential project possible

The closed former Greyhound bus terminal on Bannock St. in Downtown Boise has been sold. Another downtown residential project is on the way. The...

Another familiar restaurant team to take a shot at Boise’s Roosevelt Market

The long-running story of Boise's Roosevelt Market could start a new chapter soon. An entity controlled by Elizabeth and David Rex of Boise has filed...

You Asked: What’s going into new building next to The STIL on Latah?

We've been following the project on Latah St. near the railroad tracks in Boise for several years. This week, a new building started...

Harris Ranch owners drop defamation & trademark suit against taxpayers’ group, with another legal fight action pending

The legal back-and-forth over taxes in the Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District in Boise will continue - but a lawsuit is off the table,...

Harris Ranch family, developer sue residents opposed to taxing district

The developer behind Harris Ranch is taking a group of neighbors to court for their campaign to oppose the community infrastructure district in the...

Harris Ranch Board OKs millions worth of projects amid neighborhood opposition

The Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District is moving ahead with using taxpayer dollars for some of the projects the developer requested reimbursement for earlier...

Boise taxpayers will front cash to pay for potential legal fight over Harris Ranch taxing district

The City of Boise is fronting the money for the Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District’s legal fees in the face of a possible lawsuit...

Boise’s Harris Ranch board hires outside legal counsel after facing neighborhood criticism

The Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District is lawyering up after a wave of complaints from residents.  Last week, the Harris Ranch CID board, which consists...

Boise residents object to possible $1.9 million payment from tax dollars to developers

A group of Harris Ranch residents isn’t happy with a request for taxpayer dollars to compensate a developer for the value of land a...

Emails: City officials in talks about Murgoitio land swap since early 2020

Officials have been kicking around the idea of swapping the Murgoitio park site with the Harris Family since before the pandemic hit Idaho.  Boise Parks...

Some council members signal concerns on Murgoitio proposal; SW Boise annexation discussed

Boise leadership could be steering away from a proposed land swap with the Harris Family to develop the Murgoitio park site on the city’s...

Murgoitio park trade: Records shed new light on possible swap – and what the city can and can’t do

All eyes are on Boise City Hall in the next few weeks to see if the city council will go through with a land...

Harris Ranch family seeking to trade Barber Valley land for SW Boise’s Murgoitio park site

The Harris Ranch Limited Partnership is the development group hoping to swap land with the City of Boise to develop the long dormant Murgoitio...

Another new mural going up downtown: see what it will look like

Painters are at work on the side of another Downtown Boise building. The new mural, from the Alexa Rose Foundation, started going up on the...

Growth & Ada elections: Homebuilders, developers weigh in with cash and ads

Ada County’s local elections raked in big donations, with homebuilders and an associated political action committee making big contributions in the hopes of flipping...

Local Ada elections bring in big money; Lachiondo outraises every candidate statewide

Donors are pouring big money into some Ada County elections in the hopes of shifting the balance of power in Idaho’s most populous county. Big...

Some Boise homeowners pay hefty extra tax while neighbors don’t: How Idaho’s largest CID works

Depending on where you live in Southeast Boise’s Barber Valley, your property tax bills could be wildly different.  There are roughly 600 homes in the...

No Art in the Park, but the art sale will continue this year

For the last 66 years, thousands of people gathered at Julia Davis Park each September to enjoy and buy from local artists and food...

Larger still: Huge new mural takes shape on Downtown Boise building

Artist David Carmack Lewis keeps leaving his mark on Boise. And each time, that mark gets larger and larger. It started with The Big Back...

A tower, or two? Two downtown developers look at projects along Broad St.

Will two new towers connected by a skybridge still go up in Downtown Boise? According to project developer Scot Ludwig, maybe. Ludwig sold one of...

No stadium for downtown Boise, but big new project proposed in its place

Greenstone Properties hoped to build a stadium and mixed-use development in Downtown Boise. The project fell apart. But now, the owner of...

How Boise formed its committee to study revamp of zoning code

As BoiseDev first reported last year, the City of Boise started work on a revamp of its zoning code.  The far-reaching, multi-year project could...

LA-based developer with large Boise presence rebrands

LocalConstruct, the Los Angeles developer of projects like The Fowler and Watercooler changed its name. The company will now go by Roundhouse. "For the past...

With library challenges mounting, CCDC pulls dollars from project due to ‘timing’

With delays on construction of a new Boise Public Library, CCDC is making a key change. The agency's board of commissioners voted unanimously Monday to...

The Switchback hopes to bring summer gathering place to Boise’s Barber Valley

Thousands of homes, townhouses and apartments sprung up in Boise's Barber Valley in recent years, but very few places to grab a meal support...

LocalConstruct to donate incentive money received for short term rental units to local charities

LocalConstruct will donate a portion of the money it recieved for a housing incentive back to local charities. BoiseDev first reported last month that the...

After story on housing incentive used for short term rentals, city councilor and Fowler owner take action

A member of Boise's City Council will ask for a refund of housing incentive dollars used for short term rentals. The move by Elaine...

The Fowler got public money for downtown housing. Some of the units are hotel-style rooms instead

A downtown Boise project received taxpayer funds to build new housing units. Now, part of the project is being used for hotel-style rentals instead. LocalConstruct...

Build-your-own pizza place plans restaurants near mall & downtown

MOD Pizza has a second permit in for a Boise store - this time next to Cafe Zupa's on Milwaukee. The build-your-own fast...

Cartee plans Z in Downtown Boise: details on large apartment proposal

The Cartee mixed-use apartment project took another step forward this week as developer Local Construct seeks design review approval from the City of Boise...

The future of Boise’s Harris Ranch: park, school, apartments and maybe that elusive restaurant

Boise's Barber Valley has always been home to a few residents, but growth really took off with the first of several subdivisions under the...

Downtown apartment projects hits a top sustainability goal

The Fowler building in downtown Boise may look slate grey on the outside - but it's "Gold" inside. Developer LocalConstruct announced the project snagged a...

New 8-story residential project on the drawing board in Downtown Boise

Call it a mini-boom. Another residential project is slated for the Myrtle St. area of Downtown Boise - joining three other projects already complete (The...

New downtown mural to be one of Idaho’s largest

With the new Fowler apartment project done in downtown Boise, it left a dark, mostly-bare wall on its backside, facing busy Myrtle St. Now that...

Fowler developer plans similar residential/commercial project nearby

Another mixed-use residential and commercial project is in preliminary stages for Downtown Boise. Portland-based developer LocalConstruct plans to build The Cartee Project, which could include...

BoiseDev Developer of the Year has storied history, more to come

Gary Hawkins spent part of his childhood living in a small home behind Boise's Vista Village on the Boise Bench. In...

Boise Brewing to install working grain silo

Boise Brewing has won approval for a grain silo feature on the corner of its Downtown Boise building on Broad St. -...

Could an icon of Downtown Boise’s skyline someday get a sibling?

Boise's One Capital Center was the first modern skyscraper. But will a plan to build a sibling structure ever come to pass?

Pizza joint planned for The Fowler at 5th & Broad

The Fowler is slated to open at 5th St. & Broad St. in Downtown Boise later this year, and now a restaurant...