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You Asked: Albertsons started work on two of its three new stores. So… what about the third?

As BoiseDev reported, Albertsons Companies recently started work on new stores in Star, and in South Meridian. Construction crews got to work building the new locations in the past few months.

But there’s one more store on the drawing board. As BoiseDev first reported back in 2017, the company hopes to build a smaller format store at the westernmost corner of ParkCenter Blvd. and Warm Springs Ave. (the two streets intersect twice).

The proposal calls for a 30,000 square foot store, as well as a fuel station and convenience store. The store is about the third the size of the Meridian MarketStreet store and a little more than half the size of a typical location. The original site plan filed with the City of Boise reserved space on the site for possible future expansion. It would also include parking for about 200 cars.

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The City of Boise first gave a two-year approval to the project in 2017, and gave permission for a two-year extension in 2019. Albertsons went back to the city recently and asked for an additional two-year extension. The company didn’t provide detail on a timeline or when it hoped to start on the project. The City of Boise Design Review Committee voted to approve another two years for the project.

The Barber Valley neighborhood where the store site sits continues to see growth, with a number of additional housing developments, condos and apartment projects on the drawing board. To the south of the Albertsons site, the Barber Junction project is starting to move forward with a new Saltzer Health clinic, future Pivot by KA gym, Habitat Veterinary Hospital, and more. The Harris Ranch subdivision also continues to grow.

The JA & Kathryn Albertson Foundation, which has the same founders but is unrelated to Albertsons Companies, is working on a large-scale project for Mission43 and Challenged Athletes Fund near the store site.

Don Day - BoiseDev editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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