The owner of the old Brownfield’s building at 5th and Idaho had hoped to revamp and expand the building into a new mixed-use project.
The project went before Boise’s Historic Review Design commission where it failed to win the approval it
Then, the Brownfield family which owned the building changed course, and decided to sell the property. A new, unrelated company known as Boise Brownfield LLC bought both the old Brownfield’s building, but two parcels behind it along Idaho St., giving it control of the entire half block.
Retail, for now
Instead of a complete revamp, the building will instead soon host four small retail shops, according to Holly Chetwood with Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate.
“It’s a great location with parking,” she said. “In terms of downtown retail
Boise House of Flowers plans to relocate to the building from its current spot near St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. Boise Mac Repair will also move in from another spot nearby. Chetwood said one other tenant is expected to sign a lease soon, leaving just one small spot left.
“It hasn’t been on the market that long, it’s been filling quickly which is kind of exciting,” she said.