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Plan calls for apartments on site of Fairview Burlington, Big O

A project application into the City of Boise would tear down two aging retail buildings and replace them with a new mixed-use project.

A California property owner proposes to remove the Burlington store and Big O Tire buildings at Fairview and Cole. West Fairview & Cole Shopping Center, LLC owns the land – a part of CCA Acquisition Co. LLC of Los Angeles.

The application proposes to build a new 245-unit apartment project, with seven separate buildings. A clubhouse and central courtyard with amenities would sit in the middle of the project. Applications indicate the complex would include 128 1-bedroom units, 83 2-bedroom units and 24 “other” units, presumably studios as they are 450 square feet in size.

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The City of Boise requires 220 parking spaces, and the project calls for 224. The plan also calls for 241 bike parking stalls. Parking would ring the apartment structures.

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The current site. Photo: Don Day/BoiseDev

Amenities include water features, festoon lighting, shade trees, a lawn area, pool, meadows and a large community clubhouse along Fairview.

A small retail area along Fairview would contain about 11,000 square feet of space.

The new project would be a relatively dramatic departure from the current shopping center-style development on the site. The name of the project is not included in the filings with the City of Boise, except a label calling it “Boise Housing.” It will need approval from the City of Boise for a planned unit development permit, as well as design review.

An Albertsons on the site would remain, as would a retail building with Starbucks and Plant Therapy.

The Burlington (neé Coat Factory) and Big O buildings date to 1971. The 67,108 square foot Burlington store used to house a non-grocery Fred Meyer store, and before that Grand Central.

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