Growth

Meridian moves forward with new downtown apartments and more, despite concerns about public space

The Meridian City Council voted in favor of moving forward on a mixed-use project. Last year BoiseDev reported that the Meridian Development Corporation, or...

Eight percent: New growth estimates show Treasure Valley saw big increase in last two years

When Community Planning Association of SW Idaho (known as COMPASS) Principal Planner Carl Miller moved to the Treasure Valley, people would complain about the...

The Treasure Valley is again one of the fastest-growing areas in the US. Coeur d’Alene is growing even faster

While big metro areas and the vast majority of counties in the United States had more deaths than births in 2021, Idaho’s growth continues...

Indian Creek and beyond: Caldwell leaders study how and where to grow

Last month, the city of Caldwell received a call from Astoria, Oregon. City staff there wanted to know how to replicate the success of Caldwell’s...

Hidden Springs fire station to be staffed starting in June

Twenty years later, a foothills housing development will have a staffed fire station.  Starting in June, a long-dormant fire station in the unincorporated Ada County...

Go denser: Boise City Council asks for more urban vision in zoning code rewrite

Boise officials are steering toward denser neighborhoods in the next phase of the city's growth and worsening affordable housing crunch.  At a work session on...

Family moves into Habitat for Humanity’s 96th Boise-area home

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity just completed its 96th home in the Treasure Valley. Husband and wife Louai Nasri and Walaa Natfaji, along with their...

‘We have to be smart’: With more growth coming, Canyon Co. looks to preserve farmland in draft plan

More than 100,000 new people could live in Canyon County by 2040, and county urban planners are working on where to put them.  Since 2019,...

McLean moves to appoint Atlanta official to lead Boise Planning & Development Services

A new face from the southeast could soon be landing at Boise City Hall. According to two sources familiar with the appointment, Boise Mayor...

Overcrowding is a concern at West Ada with ‘steady growth’ in the district

Overcrowding continues to be an issue at schools in the West Ada District. District spokeswoman Char Jackson says for the past five years, the district...

Meridian Mayor Simison talks growth and all things that come with it

Meridian Mayor Robert Simison believes the key to a more vibrant downtown area is taller buildings. He spoke with us at length for the BoiseDev...

‘Focusing on people’: Zoning rewrite proposal shrinks parking minimums, lot sizes, adds neighborhood protections

The City Boise is rolling out the second part of its proposal to revamp its zoning code from the ground up.  This second piece of...

Idaho policy survey: growth too fast, new & old Idahoans alike, state on the right track (but the gap is narrowing), more

Each year, Boise State's School of Public Service conducts a public opinion survey across the state, and releases it near the beginning of the...

Not everything an ‘automatic yes’: Meridian looks at where to prioritize growth

New apartments and subdivisions seem to pop up every week all across Meridian. And while the growth may seem sporadic, the city strategically plans...

Idaho incomes rise, but housing costs far outstrip them

Income for Idaho workers has grown between 25% and 32% since 2015, but housing prices have soared more than 150% in the same time...