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ICCU will move downtown branch, with construction of new tower set to start

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Idaho Central Credit Union will close its long-standing branch at 200 n. 4th St. in coming weeks, with the building set to be torn down.

The building has served as Idaho Central’s long-time base of operations in Downtown Boise, inside the building that dates to 1979. The branch will close for the final time on Saturday, December 11th, and reopen the next Monday up the street at 401 W. Front St. ICCU will move into a former Idaho Independent Bank branch in the building – for now.

After crews tear down the two-story ICCU branch, a new 13-story tower branded to the large Idaho-based credit union will go up in its place. The project, helmed by Ball Ventures Ahlquist, will include a new bank branch, back-office space for the credit union, as well as apartments and medical office space. The large project went through several changes before winning approval from the City of Boise this spring – and getting final approval last month.

The design changed significantly after neighbor concerns, shrinking for 232′ tall to 199”, reconfiguring design elements, increasing residential units and decreasing parking stalls, as well as adding additional bike parking.

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Last week, ICCU applied for an $18.7 million building permit for the new building. It has not yet filed for a demolition permit, according to records.

Idaho Central has taken on a number of high-profile expansion and branding projects in the Boise area and beyond in recent years. It took the naming rights for the Idaho Central Arena in Downtown Boise from CenturyLink, bought the naming rights to the ICCU Arena in Moscow, funded the Idaho Central Credit Union Plaza at Boise State, built a new western Idaho campus at Eagle View Landing in Meridian, built a flurry of new branches and will soon occupy the new downtown building.

Disclosure: ICCU is a BoiseDev advertiser. It had no role in the selection or production of this story.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
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 don@boisedev.com.

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