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Thousands more homes in the foothills? Utah developer reviving Spring Valley

Another planned community with thousands of homes could rise in the foothills north of Eagle after languishing for over a decade.  Developers are again making...

Meridian hopes for another major project in rapidly changing downtown area

Developers now have an opportunity to contribute to the fastly growing, downtown Meridian.  The Meridian Development Corporation, or MDC, is looking for mixed-use project proposals...

‘Imminent peril’: Valley cities reevaluating development due to property tax legislation

Just shy of midnight on Monday, the Caldwell City Council declared "imminent peril" and enacted a six-month moratorium on residential development in response to...

Most new Boise-area residents come from Idaho. The pandemic increased migration from California, too

As the Treasure Valley’s population keeps growing, the abnormality of 2020 only amplified the trends fueling the area’s boom. The No. 1 state sending newcomers...

Meridian’s growing fast – but Boise’s growing slow: New population estimates for Ada & Canyon counties

Have you heard? The Treasure Valley is growing.  Acording to the Community Planning Association of SW Idaho (which goes by COMPASS), Ada and Canyon Counties...

‘Highly amenitized’: New senior apartment complex planned for Meridian

An upscale senior living apartment complex with a number of amenities could soon come to Meridian.  Gramercy Commons, developed by Intermountain Pacific, would serve a...

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...