Boise Bench project could add additional apartments near Franklin & Curtis


A new apartment complex could go up on the Boise Bench on the site of an aging surface parking lot and bare ground.

RJG Corp. of Vancouver, WA held a pre-application meeting with the City of Boise, and started the process to hold a neighborhood meeting for the site at 5618 W. Franklin Rd., near Curtis Rd. Part of the property is used for parking for the Grover Electrical Supply business on the corner, while another portion is bare land. An additional property, which includes a single-family home, is owned separately and included in the plan shown to the city.

RJG purchased the property from Pay and Pack Electric and Plumbing Supply Company last spring, according to Ada County Property records. RJG also obtained the land under the Grover store from Pay and Pack. The apartment permit does not include the site of the store.

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RJG told the city it hopes to build “garden-style” apartments on the 2.74-acre site. A site plan presented to the city shows the apartments arranged in four buildings, with a mix of 48 one-bedroom apartments, 40 two-bedroom units, and 24 three-bedroom homes, for a total of 200 bedrooms.

A clubhouse/leasing office is also shown on the site plan. It calls for 151 parking spots.

The pre-application filed with the city could change significantly before formal filing, and the project could also not move forward to the application stage. If it does, it will need to win approval from the city for a planned unit development, as well as design review.

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The project would sit adjacent to apartments planned on a site formerly occupied by The Crescent Bar and Grill. Spokane developer Jordan Tampien bought the restaurant and its large parking lot and empty ground and hopes to build 48 multi-family units on that site, as well.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
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 [email protected].

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