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Decaying Boise gym torn down to make way for large apartment complex

The long saga of a dilapidated former gym in SE Boise continues. BoiseDev first started reporting on the property in 2018, when Crunch Fitness planned...

Interfaith Sanctuary eyes former Salvation Army building for expansion

Interfaith Sanctuary is dreaming of a new home on State Street.  The emergency homeless shelter has long been located in a 10,000 square foot warehouse...

City of Boise ups starting wages for lowest-paid employees

Some of the City of Boise’s lowest-paid employees got a raise as part of an updated living wage initiative.  Starting January 3, 112 workers on...

Boise Centre receives “gold star” accreditation for facility

Boise Centre in Downtown Boise has been given an accreditation for facility preparedness. The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is based on facility performance and...

Zoo Boise welcomes baby anteater

Zoo Boise anteater Gloria gave birth to her fourth baby on December 23, 2020.  The Species Survival Plan partnered the father, McCauley, and Gloria together....

Boise limits bike bars, including a ban on alcohol while riding

Boise Bike Bars will face new rules. On Tuesday, Boise City Council voted to finalize new regulations for the popular pedal powered vehicles that...

New artwork will climb up the wall of 5th & Front garage

Another artwork will soon tower over the streets of downtown Boise.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council approved a new public artwork on the side of...

CCDC and Ada County considering redevelopment of Front Street parking lot

A parking lot next to the Ada County Courthouse could soon have a new life.  Boise’s urban renewal agency Capital City Development Corporation and Ada...

CCDC hears proposals for affordable housing in west downtown

More housing will come to downtown Boise’s western edge, but what it will look like is still undecided.  On Monday, Boise’s urban renewal agency Capital...

Michelin-starred chef teams with Boise couple for ‘lively’ new restaurant & bar near Statehouse

A new Boise restaurant featuring a chef with a Michelin-star pedigree quietly opened just before the new year - for now, offering takeout only. We...

Barbacoa’s owner plans new restaurant in Downtown Boise

Barbacoa owner Martine Castoro and her family will branch out to downtown. Coa de Jima is planned in the former space occupied by El Gallo...

‘Love is everywhere’: Anne Frank banners unfurled across Downtown Boise

A hopeful message will line the streets of Downtown Boise for the next few months.  After Boise woke up to the news in early December...

Two years after fire, restoration complete on Gene Harris Bandshell

Over the last couple of years, BoiseDev has been tracking construction updates to the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park. In 2018, an arsonist...

Boise asks for redesign of proposed 16-story downtown tower before vote

Tommy Ahlquist is headed back to the drawing board again on his proposal to develop a mixed-use building on the eastern edge of downtown...

‘Goodbye, friends:’ Boise’s Bier Thirty will close doors for final time

Boise's Bier:Thirty in Bown Crossing hoped to make it to ten years in business later this year. But the neighborhood beer bar and eatery...

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