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Massachusetts firm plans to build office building in SE Boise

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A new office building is proposed in the Barber Valley area of SE Boise.

Massachusettsm-based Winbro Group plans a two-story building at 3410 E. Barber Valley Drive. Winbro provides “advanced manufacturing systems and production services for the machining of cooling holes, forms, and features in components for the gas turbine industry.”

Winbro purchased the property earlier this year from Barber Station Inc., according to property records. Barber Station is a venture of Larry Williams and Brighton Corp.

The 11,500 square foot building would include three tenant spaces, including two on the ground floor and one on the second story. It would include 35 spaces for vehicle parking and 15 slots for bicycles.

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It’s the latest project in the long-gestating Barber Station project, which includes the Boise Dance Alliance, Saltzer Medical and a number of empty lots. A future campus for Mission43 and Challenged Athletes Foundation is planned, as well as a delayed Albertsons store on a parcel of land adjacent to Barber Station.

The intent is to create a cohesive look within the development at Barber Valley – yet establish a character of its own,” Jose O. Gallegos with CSHQA wrote in an application letter. “In terms of the building design, it is conceptually derived from a contrast between industrial elements and natural accents – in this case, stone and steel.”

The project will go in front of the City of Boise’s Design Review panel on November 10th at Boise City Hall.

It will join another possible office project in Baber Station. Meridian firm Ball Ventures Ahlquist built a shell for a planned Pivot by KA gym. The firm currently markets the empty building for up to four office tenants along ParkCenter Blvd.

Correction: Winbro Group is a Massachusetts-based firm. It previously owned a UK-based firm which was sold to another firm in 2019. The story incorrectly characterized the firm’s ownership as being based in the UK.

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