Tiny homes? Home sharing? Boise tests new affordable housing concepts

Last week, a corner of Terry Day Park along Federal Way buzzed with activity. It wasn’t for a children’s birthday party, a soccer game or some other event. The dozens of attendees gathered around to tour a tiny home on wheels to talk about the potential future of housing in Boise. Visitors popped in and … Read more

Boise OKs budget: affordable housing, new employees & police officers – and a tax rate increase

The City of Boise is marching ahead with its new budget packed with dozens of new employees, investments in affordable housing, more police officers, and a tax increase.  Boise City Council held a public hearing on its fiscal year 2022 budget Tuesday night before the $662 million in expenses got the green light. This budget, … Read more

Percentage of all-cash home purchases in US soars to 30%

All-cash home purchases skyrocketed to make up nearly one-third of all home purchases thus far in 2021, according to data from tech-powered brokerage Redfin. That figure represents the largest share of homes purchased in all-cash since 2014, and is up 25.3 percent from the number of all-cash purchases made during all of 2020. For this … Read more

Boise contemplating future for expanded dining, 8th Street as COVID-19 wanes

Boise dining hit the streets — literally — during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what’s next? Last summer, Boise City Council and Ada County Highway District loosened up regulations around the right-of-way to allow restaurants and bars to take over downtown parking spots to allow for more socially distant dining. The city also … Read more

Records: negative public input steered ITD away from ‘wrong side of the road’ intersection at Eagle & State

Earlier this year, the Idaho Transportation Department was cruising toward a new type of configuration for the intersection of Eagle Road and State Highway 44. This changed in March when the department opted to shift course away from a half continuous flow style intersection, where left-turning traffic is shifted to the opposite side of the … Read more

It’s back: Saturday market will return to Downtown Boise soon – in a slightly new spot

After a yearlong stint in Garden City the Capital City Public Market is making its return to Downtown Boise, only this time it will be in a different location. It will also start earlier than the hoped-for August timeframe. The market is scheduled to open on July 17 and run through October for its 27th … Read more

The role schools play in SW Idaho’s growth: location, bussing, and sprawl vs. density

In a few months, 1,300 students will pour through the halls of the brand new Owyhee High School on what was once farmland on the edge of Canyon County. This school, built with a maximum capacity of 1,800 students, stands ready to absorb new students gushing into the West Ada School District as Meridian booms. … Read more

Boise’s airport isn’t “small” anymore. The change may cost some funding

Come fall, the Boise Airport will likely lose some funding. Data from last year shows that Boise had the 61st busiest airport in the country with 992,342 people getting on or off a plane. This means the Federal Aviation Administration will reclassify it from a small hub to a medium hub. Medium hubs are airports … Read more

Harris Ranch family seeking to trade Barber Valley land for SW Boise’s Murgoitio park site

The Harris Ranch Limited Partnership is the development group hoping to swap land with the City of Boise to develop the long dormant Murgoitio park site in Southwest Boise.  On Tuesday, BoiseDev obtained a news release from Atlas Strategic Communications on behalf of the Harris Ranch Limited Partnership, revealing the development group’s proposal for the … Read more

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