With original tenant leaving, One Capital Center gets a night light

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Boise’s One Capital Center is making a host of changes in advance of the departure of its longtime key tenant.

Since its opening in 1975, the building has served as primary headquarters for the JR Simplot Co. – and even was the main office location for the billionaire founder of the company until his death in 2008.

The Simplot company hopes to move to a new headquarters building a few blocks away (though that move has been delayed from an initial September start into 2017 after a series of construction issues, including a leak that delayed last week’s hoped-for initial move-in date.).

One Cap is being remodeled in many locations – including elevator lobbies and restroom facilities.

In addition, new high-powered lighting accents its signature notched external corners, helping the building stand out in Downtown Boise.  The lights were first switched on last week.

Colliers notes a whopping 91,000 square feet of space is available for lease in the building, almost 40% of the total square footage. The entire first, second, third, tenth, 12th and 14th floors, plus parts of the ninth and 11th floors are said to be ready on January 1 – though Simplot’s slipping move timeline may impact that availability.

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In addition to Simplot, Centurylink has call center facilities in the building (the building was evacuated and more than 20 people were treated by paramedics in 2014 after a CLink employee rode a gas scooter inside the building as part of a sales contest). Centurylink added large signage atop the structure earlier this year.

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