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‘Destination draw’: Mtn. Home hopes urban renewal project will give a boost to its downtown

Back in January BoiseDev told you about Mountain Home listing two new development opportunities — now the Elmore County Urban Renewal Agency has accepted a proposal for one of the buildings.

Weitz and Company will turn the 24,000 square foot building into a mixed-use space. The contractor will demolish most of the existing building but keep some of the “noteworthy building components.”

The building will be energy efficient and will either be three or four stories. The main floor will have commercial, retail, and restaurant space, the second will have office space, and residential will go on the third and proposed fourth story.

“The mixed-use brick and composite building will provide a destination draw for the area,” the news release said. “And embraces the newly completed Hub Plaza while providing a subtle nod to the history of the original Hub Building and Mountain Home. We are excited for the future of downtown and the economic boost it will provide the local economy.”

[Renewing Mtn. Home: Urban renewal agency looks at revamping downtown properties]

Much of the building will be demolished because it has been vacant- on and off- for over a decade and many features such as the mezzanine no longer meet building code standards.

Weitz and Company’s building is located at N 2nd E St and E 2nd N St in downtown Mountain Home within the central business district. The second Mountain Home development project sits at 195 N 2nd E, is an 11,000 square foot building constructed in 1964.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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