All local stories. All the time.

Where business news starts in Boise.

Update: 27th St. condos approved by Boise City Council

The Boise City Council voted unanimously to approve this project during its December 4th meeting.

[Related: Another development is proposed next door]

PREVIOUSLY – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018: There’s new detail around the planned development on the site of the former Jerry’s 27th Street Market in Boise.

BoiseDev Project Tracker

Presented by TOK

Blane Harvey with Whitewater Station which is developing the project shared new renderings of what they hope to build on the site if it meets approval from the City of Boise. As previously reported on BoiseDev, the new plan calls for 28 units with integrated parking, plus a small retail area.

The last project to be proposed on the site met with opposition from some neighbors.  Harvey said it was planned to consist of apartments, whereas this new development will be condos sold to owners instead of rented.

He hopes to price units roughly 10% under the comparable homes in the area.

“This is all for-sale product, so you are going to have owners in the neighborhood,” he said. “People care about the neighborhood they live in if they own the property.”

The building will be three stories instead of four, and will “essentially park itself,” Harvey said – instead of needing a 30% reduction like the previous idea.

The group has an idea of what they want to see with the planned retail space.

“We would love to see a little coffee shop – there’s a patio out there too – or maybe a specialty market with deli sandwiches,” he said. “(We want) something low use, not going to disturb tenants but provide a nice amenity for the neighborhood

Harvey said his group is already looking at another development in the 27th St. corridor. 

“We feel the area has a lot of potential,” he said. “There’s really only one way for Downtown to grow – it’s pretty evident which way that’s going to be and we want to be in front.

The development is in the Capital City Development Corporation’s 30th Street urban renewal district. Public records indicate the developer and agency could work together for parts of the project

“After a year of delay, a member of the development reached out to CCDC and we have passed along a Type 2 Participation Program application and requested a meeting,” the CCDC document notes.

The urban renewal agency’s Type 2 program generally allows for help with costs of infrastructure and streetscape improvements.

The ‘other’ local Amazon: new details on Boise’s new Amazon facility emerge

Amazon, Inc. will push into the Treasure Valley with a large fulfillment center in Nampa. Previously known as Project Bronco, the...

Follow the money: With largely national cash, conservation voters light up ads for Boise candidates

Conservation Voters for Idaho will make a big statement in the Boise Mayoral Election.Fueled by an infusion of...

A new hurdle for a Boise stadium? Minor League Baseball puts the brakes on changes

The New York Times reports that a major shakeup could be afoot in Minor League Baseball. Some...

Boise Fire Chief Officers’ PAC violated city policy by doing business at City Hall West

The Boise Fire Chief Officers PAC filed its paperwork disclosing campaign contributions earlier this week.

Intuit to nearly double local employees with campus expansion

Intuit, which purchased TSheets in late 2017, is doubling down on Idaho - literally.The company will build a...

Survey on Downtown’s ‘restaurant row’ overwhelmingly favors closing it to cars

In April, BoiseDev reported on a survey over the future of Boise's 8th Street from Main St. to Bannock St.