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Downtown apartment developments often supplanting parking lots

Posted with permission from Kim Burgess, Editor Idaho Business Review – 12/17/2018 Written by Teya Vitu and originally published by Idaho Business Review 12/10/2018. View original here. This is the third in a four-part series on downtown parking lots. Diamond Parking bought this parking lot at 401 Bannock Street and two other small lots at a state auction in 2017 for $1.59 million. Photo by Teya Vitu. In December 2017, Diamond Parking put in a winning bid of $1.59 million at an auction of state-owned commercial properties for three surface … Read More

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Review of ULI Idaho’s “Designing Great Cities”

ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Hosts “Designing Great Cities.”   The keynote speaker at the event was Dakota Keene, an associate principal at Mithün, a design firm based in Seattle.  Dakota began with some thoughts on leadership, and how important it is to seek out new ideas and others’ perspectives.  She shared her experience designing projects all over the country.  She started at home with a project in Seattle designed to provide maximum accessibility for all to businesses and public space.  We then went across the country to New York and … Read More

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Communities in Boise turn pavement to parks for National Park(ing) Day

Come join the Vista community in celebrating turning pavement to parks for one day. On Sept 21st from Noon – 8pm in Vista Village we will be creating a park in the parking lot. Visit the park and tell us how you’d like to see the access to businesses improved and parks for all. You could also win a free tree to plant in your yard. ULI Idaho is proud to be part of this event through our work with the Vista Healthy Corridor Initiative, a partnership with the Depot … Read More

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ULI Idaho welcomes Alexandra Monjar as new Manager

ULI Idaho has hired Alexandra Monjar as their new District Council Manager. Monjar most recently worked as Administrator at Idaho Smart Growth and as a volunteer with the National Street Service. She has a background in nonprofit management and holds a degree in arts administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

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ULI Idaho is Hiring

ULI Idaho is hiring a Manager for the Idaho District Council. The Manager, working in close coordination with District Council members, administers all aspects of coordinating programs and developing marketing and communications strategies for membership involvement and sponsorship support toward the advancement of goals and objectives of the District Council. To Apply Expand HR Consulting has been retained to assist ULI with this search. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Sharon Ossi, Human Resources Consultant, at sossi@expandhr.com, subject line “Manager, ULI Idaho.” A list of … Read More

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A banker’s quest for more collaboration on the building site

Posted with permission from Anne Wallace Allen, Editor Idaho Business Review- June 4, 2018 Remember how car maker Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing by using the assembly line to build affordable cars? Well, that’s what Rob Perez, the Idaho/Washington regional president of First Interstate Bank, would like to do with commercial construction. Perez doesn’t claim to be revolutionizing construction the way Ford did the auto industry. Many individuals and companies have created processes for making construction more predictable, more collaborative, and more efficient. But Perez would like to see this construction … Read More

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RFP for City of Meridian old city hall

The City of Meridian and Meridian Development Corporation are advertising an RFP for the old city hall property. Advertisement for RFP Old City Hall

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Our Path to Ending Homelessness: Year One Community Impact Report

YOU’RE INVITED to a UNIQUE EVENT Our Path to Ending Homelessness: Year One Community Impact Report June 6, 2018  |  4:30-6:30pm  |  Stueckle Sky Center hosted by the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care – with funding and sponsorship from Boise Regional REALTORS –   heavy appetizers  |  cash bar  |  program begins at 5pm RSVP by May 25 at ourpathhome.eventbrite.com   The groundbreaking Our Path Home partnership launched in Spring 2017, creating a single access point for anyone ending their homelessness in Ada County. It came as the result … Read More

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America’s Housing Crisis Is Spreading To Smaller Cities

Re-posting article from HuffPost  By Michael Hobbes “The next front in the battle over affordable housing isn’t Boston or San Francisco. It’s Boise. ” Article can be viewed here.

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