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You Asked: What’s happening at the old Turner’s Sportsfair/The Turn?

We've had a slew of questions on what's happening to the old Turner's Sportsfair building on State St. in Boise. The building, along State...

New restaurant hopes to take over closed down gas station site on Vista Ave.

An old Texaco gas station near Interstate 84 across from the Boise Airport could see new life. The former Gem Stop location closed in 2019....

Boise’s historic armory sold: New owners consider plan for building, site

After decades of disrepair and scores of announcements on potential projects that never materialized, the fate of the historic Reserve St. Armory is in...

UI will lease former Concordia campus for law school; BSU looked, too

The University of Idaho College of Law is buying the defunct downtown campus of Concordia Law School and will relocate its Boise law school...

Boise considering changes to stop illegal demolition of historic homes

A partially-finished construction site sat quietly in a corner of the North End for most of 2020 in the midst of a building boom.  Last...

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...