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Is Boise like Austin 20 years ago? Lessons from Texas’ capital city provide clues to Boise’s possible future

Above: BoiseDev photo illustration of the Idaho and Texas state capitol buidlings. Boise’s growth boom is changing the City of Trees like never before and...

Will the long-delayed Overland Rd. Meridian WinCo happen? A proposed apartment complex may give a clue

In 2016, WinCo Foods applied to build a store off I-84 near Eagle Rd. on Overland Rd. in a fast-growing part of South Meridian. But...

McLean: City could look at unwinding urban renewal areas if SB1108 became law

In an interview with BoiseDev Tuesday, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean said that if Senate Bill 1108 or some related measures ultimately become law, the...

Going up: Old Town Lofts in Meridian takes shape as downtown area begins to change

A big new project in Downtown Meridian is one of a number in the works that will reshape the area's core area in years...

Avimor is growing, far from other SW Idaho cities. Who pays for emergency services – and how will it change?

A new planned community is taking shape in the shadow of the foothills off of Highway 55, far from the city centers of Eagle,...

Boiseans divided on impacts of short-term rentals

Longtime Boiseans remember a time when the North End was chock full of affordable rentals.  Cathy Steuart Sherman rented several houses in and around the...

40 lots on Garden City’s 34th Street approved for redevelopment in 2019 sold

Dozens of properties in Garden City near 34th Street once part of an ambitious proposal for a mixed-use transformation of the area are under...

Ketchum City Council approves applications & components of new Sun Valley-area hotel

An upscale new hotel could soon open in the Sun Valley area, with action from the Ketchum City Council. The council approved plans for...

Idaho survey: Treasure Valley growing too fast, fewer say Idaho on right-track, Idahoans anxious/nervous

The vast majority of Treasure Valley residents say the area is growing too fast. That's one of the headlines from a new scientific...

With use booming, Ridge to Rivers looks at future of Boise’s foothills trails

Ridge to Rivers held a virtual forum on Tuesday night to answer questions and lay out their plans for a new management strategy in...

Renewing Mtn. Home: Urban renewal agency looks at revamping downtown properties

Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency announced two new development opportunities in the city's downtown.  The first, located at 295 N 2nd E, is a 24,468...

Moving companies provide differing pictures on Idaho’s popularity: Number 1… or Number 30?

Two moving companies provided two different pictures of moving patterns in the US. One says Idaho saw the highest percentage of "in-bound migration" (a wonky...

Ketchum could see new 4-star hotel along Main St.

Ketchum's Planning and Zoning met Tuesday to consider a proposal to add a new four-star hotel to the main gateway to the resort town....

Western Aircraft to expand, double size of Boise campus

Western Aircraft, an aircraft maintenance and repair company, announced its plan to expand and double the size of its Boise campus. Located near Gowen Field...

New townhomes sit empty in NW Boise during housing shortage

In Northwest Boise, 22 nearly identical town homes sit empty. The brand-new Roe Street townhomes, off State Street, were approved for 56 units by the city...