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Adaptive Reuse

Boise City Council greenlights new demolition ordinance

The City of Boise wants more say over when buildings outside of historic districts get demolished.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council signaled support for a...

Home sweet relocated home: First of St. Luke’s homes saved from demolition in 2018 find new owners

Christina and Lane Ward wanted to wait and buy a new home in a few years, but when their dream home appeared overnight outside...

Boise could add more restrictions to tearing down buildings

Boise is hoping to cut down on waste from building demolitions starting this year.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council heard an update on the city’s...

Historic North End church approved for children’s arts center and event venue

A historic North End church could soon spring back to life as a children’s dance center and limited event venue, but some neighbors expressed...

Boise could add new demolition protections for some areas of the city

Some developers looking to demolish buildings in Boise could soon need to slow down. Boise City Council gave initial approval Tuesday night requiring design review...

Historic Boise depot (not that one) gets new use

A historic Boise depot in a Spanish Mission style will soon house a real estate office. No - not the Boise Depot - but one...

Plan for dramatic revamp of downtown’s Bodo moves forward: food hall planned

BoiseDev first reported on a new food hall in Downtown Boise last year. Now, the plan is starting to take shape. Hendricks Commercial Properties filed...

From snacks to spines: Old Boise gas station gets new use

The former Stinker Store on Orchard St. at Overland Rd. will soon see a new use. The convenience store and gas station closed last year...

Small coffee shop & public house planned in old Bench home

Two local folks hope to turn an old home into a new coffee spot on the Boise Bench. Missy Cory and Guy DeKlotz purchased a...

Here’s what’s in store for historic Bouquet restoration: The Avery, Tiner’s Alley and more

Last week, BoiseDev broke word that the remodel and restoration of the historic Averyl building in downtown would move forward. Owner Cal Elliott told...

From a house of God to just a house: N. End church gets adaptive reuse

An old church in the North End will soon see a conversion into a single-family home. Permits filed by Cooper Kalisek of Boise show The...

‘Back to its old glory:’ Boise-born Michelin-starred chef plans two restaurants & hotel in historic Main St. building

A 119-year-old Downtown Boise building could soon return "to its old glory," under a plan from Cal Elliott. The former Bouquet bar at 1010 Main...

Coffee shop pushes onto Boise Bench with second location

In 2017, Push and Pour opened in a former garage in Garden City. Now, it will keep the adaptive reuse rolling with its second location...

Old ‘St. Luke’s’ home finds a new place to rest

For months, they've sat eerily empty on spare land in Boise. Up on blocks, sitting alone in fields. A few moved to...

New life for soon-to-be-former Greyhound bus terminal in Downtown Boise?

In September, BoiseDev reported that the Greyhound bus terminal in Downtown Boise would move to the Flying J Truck Stop location on Federal Way...