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A stadium in Boise’s west downtown? A Deep Dive into the land needs for the project

Boise Sports Park
BOISEDEV MEMBER PREVIEW STORY What will it take to build a stadium in Boise's West End. Aside from funding, a possible Boise State partnership, a possible soccer team and potential voter approval - it will need something even more basic. Land. BoiseDev first reported in March on the...

Deep Dive: In face of budget gap, Boise library could shrink, see components delayed or removed

Boise Library project
During Tuesday's Boise City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Bieter told the crowd that work to bring the cost of a Boise Public Library rebuild under control was progressing. "We've been doing a good job getting the costs under control," he said. An examination of extensive public records received by BoiseDev...

The Mayors: With the election looming, who funded De Weerd & Bieter?

Tammy de Weerd Dave Bieter
INSIDE: Searchable database of prior cycle contributions It's an election year in the cities across the Treasure Valley. And the two officeholders who have some of the biggest impacts on growth will see their seats again go before voters. Boise Mayor...

Gardner Co. removed from contract to build Boise library, leaving SLC firm with big construction deal

Boise Public Library
Gardner Company is no longer part of a contract to help develop the new Boise Library campus. The firm, known for its development of the Zions Bank Building, partnered with Okland Construction of Salt Lake City for development and contracting services. This summer, the city removed Gardner from the contract, as...

Boise State ballpark: Gardner asks to trade Lusk area land to build project; see new specs & details

BELOW: New project renderings, details on possible Hawks partnership, outline of three proposed ideas Boise State University hopes to debut a new ballpark in time for the 2020 baseball season. Documents obtained by BoiseDev show the school is currently deciding on a partner for development and construction. Three firms responded to...

Without a stadium, Lusk/Shoreline nears approval with focus on Boise River & housing

The City of Boise city council voted to move forward the plan for a new urban renewal district centered on the Boise River earlier this week. The Shoreline District includes the Lusk area on the south side, plus a portion of land that would have included a stadium on the north. The stadium project...

On taxpayers’ dime, library architects get first-class travel; questions prompt reimbursement

The City of Boise hopes to build a dazzling new library campus near the Boise River, and hired an architect it heralds as visionary.  That vision is coming at a significant cost to taxpayers, with first-class travel and stays at a top hotel - including some expenses above and beyond what is contractually allowed....

Deep Dive series: No stadium, but Shoreline district still a go

Part 1: Gateway East to bring 'urban renewal' to hoped-for industrial areaPart 2: State Street could see new transit corridor with aid from CCDCPart 3: Up on the Bench: Update on the process to expand urban renewal outside of downtownPart 4: Update on the Shoreline district now that a stadium isn't happening A ballpark...

Deep Dive series: Up on the Bench – bringing urban renewal up the hill

Part 1: Gateway East to bring ‘urban renewal’ to hoped-for industrial areaPart 2: State Street could see new transit corridor with aid from CCDCToday: Up on the Bench: Update on the process to expand urban renewal outside of downtownThursday: Update on the Shoreline district now that a stadium isn’t happeningFriday: Sunrise, sunset: CCDC wraps up first urban...

Deep Dive series: State Street could see new transit corridor with aid from CCDC

This special Deep Dive series looks at the process and development of up to four new urban renewal districts in Boise under the direction of the Capital City Development Corporation. Each day will bring into focus the idea and work being done. Part 1: Gateway East to bring ‘urban renewal’ to hoped-for industrial areaPart...

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