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National publication looks at Boise’s growth through lens of ‘Californication’

Vox Media’s Curbed took an in-depth look at the boom that the Boise valley is seeing, and what it calls “Californication.”

Unlike many other recent national pieces on Boise’s growth, it takes a more nuanced look at some of the growth challenges.

The Boise metro area (population 700,000) has also experienced the downsides of rapid growth. Idaho, now the fastest-growing state in the nation, and Boise, a boomtown by many measures, have felt the strain from the city’s recent success. Downtown, now home to 400,000 residents and growing, is straining under traffic problems, and housing costs have skyrocketed. The state projects the region will add another 100,000 residents by 2025.

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Bieter: ‘Pause planning’ on Boise library; Costs are over budget, second vote can’t go on ballot

Another surprise move on the Boise Library project from Mayor Dave Bieter. Bieter issued a news release saying 'new...

Bogus Basin logging will boost tree health, skier experience

Although 80% of the trees at Bogus Basin are infected with an invasive dwarf mistletoe, the nonprofit ski resort isn’t about to...

Deep Dive: Where will Boise grow? Ownership, geography, affordability drive future plans

Over the next few years, the City of Boise says it needs about 1,000 new housing units each year to keep...

Boise’s lifeless old Louie’s to get upgrade, new tenants

In 2007, a new Italian restaurant opened in Downtown Boise. The project brought a Big Time Chain to Downtown Boise.