Prefab homebuilder Plant Prefab rakes in $30M in financing

Plant Prefab, a prefabricated custom homebuilder focused on sustainable design, materials and operations, has raised $30 million in financing in a Series B equity round, the company announced on Tuesday. The funding announcement came in tandem with the announcement that the company has opened a second factory in Ontario, California, and is working on a … Read more

Community Development Block Grant to give Jesse Tree funding, build all-abilities park

The City of Meridian receives annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its Community Development Block Grant. The grant money is close to $500,000 and is allocated items outlined in the city’s five year plan which are housing, accessibility, and public service. The plan started in 2017 and ends this … Read more

‘Traffic’s going to be bad’: New high school will open without required road improvements

Owyhee High School will welcome 1,430 students at the start of the 2021 school year, but some road improvement projects near the school are not complete. City council approved Meridian’s newest school at 3650 N. Owyhee Storm Ave. in 2018. Conditions placed on the approval by the Ada County Highway District require several road improvements … Read more

McCall voters passed a library bond in May. The project will go over budget

The McCall Library will likely go over its original budget. BoiseDev told you about McCall passing its library bond in May. The bond will cost taxpayers $4.2 million, and the total cost of the upgrade was estimated at $6.5 million. Now, CM Companies construction manager Trey Crookston told McCall City Council the library would be … Read more

You asked: what’s going up on Ustick Rd.?

A new apartment complex is still on its way off of Ustick Rd. in Meridian. Shannon Robnett industries’ Summertown Apartments recently started construction after a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Meridian originally approved the apartments in 2019. The Summertown property will have 14 buildings with 191 apartment units the application … Read more

Miami condo collapse updates: Second lawsuit, warnings in April

Details continue to emerge about the catastrophic building collapse that occurred last Thursday at Champlain Towers South, a luxury condo development near Miami. A second known lawsuit was filed over the weekend by one of the survivors of the collapse against the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association. The lawsuit filed by attorney Bob McKee on … Read more

Miami owners file $5M suit against condo association over collapse

Property owners of units in Champlain Towers South, a luxury condo building near Miami that partially collapsed last week, filed a class-action lawsuit against the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association on Thursday night, Local10 reported. The suit was filed on behalf of property owner Manuel Drezner and “on behalf of all others similarly situated” by … Read more

Helping new build buyers? 5 pre-construction tips

If you’re helping your buyers navigate the process of buying a pre-construction house, here are the top five things you should educate and prepare them for.  Purchasing a new home is no small feat for any buyer in this market, but it’s an especially daunting process for those who’re springing for a house before it … Read more

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