Condos In West Downtown. 2 Projects Near Boise Factory Outlets. What���s Coming Near You

By Rachel Spacek,

David Staats,

Sally Krutzig,

Kyle Land, and

John Sowell

The latest proposed developments, other construction projects and new businesses around Idaho’s Treasure Valley:


Tolls Brothers is starting to sell houses in a new subdivision.

Collina Vista, located north of West New Hope Road, will have

123 single-family homes selling in the upper $500,000s and higher, the builder said in a news release. House sizes range from 2,128 to 4,067 square feet.

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House designs planned by Toll Brothers for the Collina Vista subdivision. Toll Brothers


Amazon Inc., one of the most successful private companies in the world, will officially extend its presence to Idaho’s largest airport.

The Boise City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to lease about 3½ acres of > Boise Airport land

to Amazon so the company can construct an air cargo building.

The agreement requires the airport to construct a new taxiway, ramp and access road at the cost of $22 million, which will be funded using airport capital funds. Those funds come from parking and rental car fees, passenger charges, airport concessions and advertising, as well as federal grants.

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Council Member Holli Woodings supported the agreement but asked Boiseans to reflect on where they spend their money during the holidays, given Amazon’s success as an online retailer.

“I look at the ways that warehouse and delivery trucks have fundamentally changed the way that we interact with our community,” Woodings said.

A proposal to build 256 apartments at 4540 and 4550 W. Overland Road, where the

Country Club Reel Theatre is located, will not be moving forward, according to engineering consultant firm Kimley-Horn, representing an unidentified developer.

The decision followed a preplanning application meeting with city planners.

T-O Engineers has applied to begin construction of the Telluride Development’s

90 residential units — six 12-plexes, two six-plexes and three duplexes — with three five-car garage buildings and a clubhouse at 575 N. Maple Grove Road.

More than

110 miles of new

paved, two-way pathways for bicyclists and pedestrians are planned by the city of Boise.

The city “has completed its Boise Pathways Master Plan, which identifies safe, reliable off-street walking and biking pathways throughout the city to increase connectivity and allow for people to get around without depending on a vehicle,” the Planning and Development Services Department said in a news release.

The plan calls for tripling the pathway network from its existing 50 miles. If executed, most Boise residents would be within a half mile of a pathway, the department says.

“This robust network will connect our residents to economic opportunities, recreation and everywhere in between, without the reliance on a vehicle,” Mayor Lauren McLean said in the release.

The planned expansion “takes the idea of the Greenbelt and extends it to every neighborhood in the city so all Boiseans can enjoy connections and improved quality of life that brings,” City Council President Elaine Clegg said in the release. Cars and motorcycles are not permitted on the paths.

The plan is seet to be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission at its 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Dec. 13, then to advance to the council early next year. The plan and an interactive story map are available on the Boise Pathways Master Plan website.

Mountain lifestyle brand

Stio has announced plans to open a store at the Thomas Logan

building in downtown Boise.

The company, headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming,

sells clothing for women, men and children. The store at 6th and Grove streets

is expected to next summer with a staff of 10 to 15.


Brighton Corp. seeks to build

229 houses and

140 townhouses on 67.6 acres on the northeast corner of Ustick and Black Cat roads.

The Quartet South Subdivision. would be built in four phases, the application said.

The Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission is set to hear the proposal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Meridian City Council Chambers.

Landmark Pacific Investors, a Boise real estate development company, seeks to build

19 townhouses on 1.9 acres at 1789 Hickory Way.

Woodcrest Townhomes, would be located in Meridian. The homes would range from 3,789 square feet and 2,000 square feet, the application said.

“We believe the residents of this proposed development will enjoy a quiet neighborhood with the benefit of excellent access to the commercial uses and a short walk to parks and churches,” the application said.

The Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission is set to hear the proposal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Meridian City Council Chambers.

C Squared Social, a digital marketing agency founded by brothers Cassidy and Caleb Crail, is expanding.

New offices for the company are going up at 1861 S. Wells Ave.

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An architect’s rendering of the C Squared Social office building being built in Meridian. Provided by C Squared Social

The business employs 35 people in Meridian, with plans to expand to 55 by the second quarter of 2022, Cassidy Crail said by email. “We started with three team members in Meridian just three years ago,” he said.

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Cassidy Crail Provided by Cassidy Crail

The company also has offices in Carlsbad, California.

The Idaho Transportation Department has started construction work to add a

third southbound lane to

Eagle Road between Franklin and Ustick roads.

Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2022. Work will occur primarily at night to minimize traffic impacts and will conclude each day before the morning commute begins.

During the nighttime construction, speed limits will be lowered, flaggers may be directing travelers to stop, and lanes may be reduced. During the day, both existing southbound travel lanes will remain open to traffic.

This project is funded through a sales tax anticipation revenue agreement with CenterCal Properties, the developer of the Village at Meridian. The agreement requires the developer to pay up front for improvements to the state highway system beyond the impact of the development alone. In return, the developer is reimbursed the cost of the improvements through deferred collection of sales tax generated at the development.

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Eagle Road is one of the busiest traffic corridors in Idaho. Darin Oswald


Corey Barton Homes applied to build

116 houses in a nearly 38-acre subdivision on the southeast corner of Ustick Road and Northside Boulevard.

“The project provides for a significant amount of open space located along Mason Creek at the corner of Northside Boulevard and Ustick Road, as well as interior to the project,” the application letter said.

Corey Barton Homes applied to build

72 apartments on 9.5 acres on the northeast corner of Ustick Road and Northside Boulevard.


Select Development, a Meridian developer, seeks to build

133 houses in a 38.5-acre subdivision in Kuna.

The subdivision, Lugarno Terra, would be located at 2075 E. Rodeo Lane. It would be built in two phases, the application said.

The subdivision would have 3.1 acres of open space that would include a park, paths and a playground.


D&B Supply has broken ground on a new store on Smeed Parkway, near U.S. 20/26, in the North Ranch Business Park.

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D&B Supply broke ground on its flagship location in Caldwell on Tuesday. It will be located in the city’s prized North Ranch Business Park.

“D&B was born and raised in Caldwell,” said Mark Schmitt, president of D&B Supply. “We’ve been serving the community here since our first store was opened in 1959. Now, with 98,000 square feet and 13.4 acres, this store will be built to help us better serve those who love the land and the animals they care for in and around the Caldwell community.”

Garden City

Expo Idaho is getting a new look, which will include a new location within the grounds for Lady Bird Park.

The Ada County Commission voted Oct. 19 to relocate the park from the corner of Chinden Boulevard and North Glenwood Street as part of a revamp to Expo Idaho, which hosts the Western Idaho Fair.

A new location park is still in the works, although commissioners were told it could go near the Boise River. The current park site may be developed.

The move also was expected to be discussed during the next Expo Idaho staff meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the commissioners’ office of the Ada County Courthouse at 200 W. Front St.

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The Urban Land Institute created this hand-drawn map in June to show how all major citizen suggestions for changes to Expo Idaho grounds might be incorporated. The hashed area near the top and upper right, along the Boise River, would be the new location of an expanded Lady Bird Park. Sports fields would be placed between the points of the two arrows. The fields would also serve as the new location of the Western Idaho Fair for 10 days each year. The hashed area just below the fields would be the Expo Idaho Center and a proposed new agriculture center. The circle with hash lines near the top left would be a new stadium. The hash lines at lower left would be Garden City’s proposed town center, with hotels and commercial buildings. Urban Land Institute


Pamela Jo “Pam” Beaumont, who spent 16 years on the City Council of Garden City until she resigned one week before Election Day, has died.

Beaumont, 77, died Nov. 11, according to an obituary in the Nov. 17 edition of the Idaho Statesman.

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Beaumont, Pam

As chair of the city’s urban renewal agency, Beaumont “led the effort to complete 1.3 miles of new multipurpose greenbelt path, the development of the Mystic Cove and River Front city parks, the addition of the city’s only water reservoir system, and the renovation of Heron Park,” the obituary said. “The Riverfront Park was recently rededicated as the Pamela J. Beaumont Riverfront Park in her honor.”

Her resignation left an opening on the council that the mayor and council will fill by appointing a successor to serve until the next general election in November 2023.

Mayor John Evans and the council want applicants to submit a cover letter and resume and to complete a questionnaire by Friday, Nov. 19. The only qualifications are that an applicant be a city resident and a registered voter. Find additional details at

The cause of Beaumont’s death was not disclosed. A service for Beaumont is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Alden-Waggoner funeral Chapel, 5400 W. Fairview Ave., Boise.

The Very Rev. Sean S. Wall

has been named cathedral dean, the lead cleric, of

St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boise.

Wall, who grew up in the McCall

area, is a graduate of the University of Idaho

and earned a master of divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific

in Berkeley, California.

The Rev. Sean S. Wall


served in the U.S. Navy

for 20 years before going into the ministry. Wall

comes to St. Michael’s

after serving as rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

in Portland.

Wall succeeds the Very Rev. Richard Demarest,

who retired in 2019 after serving St. Michael’s

for more than 22 years. The Rev. Jesse Vaughan

served as interim dean while the church searched for a new leader.

Phoenix Copper Ltd., a company with sites near Mackay and northwest of Challis that it proposes to

mine , has leased 1,267 square feet of space in a Boise office building at 2710 W. Sunrise Rim Road, off Vista Avenue north of Interstate 84, Colliers Idaho reports.

Phoenix, whose stock trades over the counter, says it is a “focused base and precious metals emerging producer working towards early, low-cost gold, silver and copper production and staged gold and cobalt exploration in Custer and Lemhi counties.”

The Idaho Technology Council has honored several

Idaho startups for obtaining Series A investments and has launched a program intended to help at least 50 companires to reach the Series A funding round.

Series A investments are usually made by venture-capital firms in startups that have developed track records of users, revenue other performance indicators, and may need investment funds to improve their products or attract more customers. Up to 60 Idaho startups are “on the runway” to obtain Series A funding in the next year or so, said Jay Larsen, president and CEO of the council, an industry forum.

“Once you get to the A round, your ability to be successful and be a long-term, sustainable company goes up exponentially,” Larsen said in a blog post.

Companies honored for obtaining investments include, Gather, PlexTrac, Continuous Composites, Proud Source Water, and Tovuti. For example, PlexTrac, a Boise tech startup that sells a workflow platform for digital-security professionals, said in April that it had received $10 million from venture firms Noro-Moseley Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Boise’s StageDotO Ventures.

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