Kuna seeks to manage explosion of population growth

The estimated population in Kuna is 27,570, which has almost doubled compared to 10 years ago. In 2011 the city’s population was 14,471, according to the mayor. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by the Idaho Press. Over the past decade, Idaho has grown in popularity as a state to settle down and raise a family. … Read more

Going up? Three high-rises proposed in the Boise area

Even in Garden City, known for its art studios and craft breweries, city leaders are looking to a more urbanized future. BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by the Idaho Press. Two proposed high-rises in downtown Boise could alter the city’s stretching skyline. Meanwhile, another future tower — one that aims … Read more

Rental scammers targeting Idaho’s hot housing market

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker, Boise is second only to Los Angeles for reported rental scams per capita. BOISE, Idaho — Travel nurses like Mackenzie Kolb move a lot. And because of the nature of her job –the constant search for short-term rentals and leases – she knows all about rental … Read more

How Ada County’s $12 million tax cut will impact residents

“From that, you can say it’s probably be about 10 dollars per 100,000 as result of this property tax change,” Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane explained. BOISE, Idaho — Last month, Ada County Commissioners voted to tentatively pass a $12 million property tax cut for the proposed 2022 fiscal budget. On Wednesday, commissioners held a public … Read more

McLean: Housing still priority for Murgoitio site after land swap falls through

An appraisal on the Murgoitio site revealed it’s worth much more than a previous valuation, and apparently worth more than the foothills property. BOISE, Idaho — After a land swap with a developer fell through Monday, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean signaled that she still intends to pursue housing on a 160-acre property in Southwest Boise … Read more

Boise Mayor says Murgoitio land swap deal ‘no longer under consideration’

Mayor McLean said the city is “committed to using this land in a way that best serves Boise taxpayers.” BOISE, Idaho — The Mayor of Boise announced on Monday afternoon that the city is no longer considering a proposed land-swap deal with a developer who owns land in the foothills. However, Lauren McLean also said … Read more

Murgoitio land deal raises decades-old annexation obstacles in southwest Boise

Southwest Boise — an area south of Victory Road and west of Orchard Street — is home to more than 34,000 residents, who live outside city limits. BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by the Idaho Press. Public outcry over a land swap deal that would eliminate a long-planned park south of Boise … Read more

New 64-acre business park coming to Nampa near Amazon

A new state-of-the-art industrial park is being built across the street from Amazon’s distribution center. NAMPA, Idaho — Ground was broken in Nampa Friday on a new state-of-the-art industrial business park. Gov. Brad Little, Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder and Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling helped launch the Fuller84 Business Park. The 60-acre, two-phase, … Read more

McCall becomes another battleground for affordable housing

Developers are looking at what’s currently public land for new areas for housing. Conservation groups want to keep the land public and free from development. MCCALL, Idaho — In the summertime, Payette Lake has the attention of many tourists but recently, the area also has grabbed the attention of developers who are seeing massive growth, … Read more

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