Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Housing’


Image result for proposed boise stadiumBack in the fall of 2017 a feasibility and economic impact study was released regarding a proposed multi-use downtown Boise Sports Park. The stadium would be the new home to the Boise Hawks, an expansion team for the United Soccer League, and utilized as a venue for large concerts and other special events. Now with the news that the developer is looking again at the original site off Americana and has scheduled a neighborhood meeting for April 17th, the conversation about the proposed project is heating up again.

Building a Greener Idaho contributors took some time to sit down and discuss what this proposed project could mean for Boise and some of the issues Boise citizens are raising. It’s a new Round Table format for our show and we hope you will tune in Tuesday, April 17th at 3pm on Radio Boise at 93.5 FM, 89.9 FM or by streaming us at http://radioboise.us/.



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Mike BrownToday I speak with Mike Brown co-president of Local Construct who partnered recently to redevelop The Owyhee in downtown Boise and is planning a new mixed use apartment project in the Central Addition. Local Construct specializes in redevelopment and infill development across the west and has a particular interest in emerging markets like Boise that are on the early part of the urbanization curve. I’ll be speaking with Mike about his path into real estate development and some of the challenges and opportunities in doing downtown Boise housing projects.

Listen to the podcast of our conversation with the player below:


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Gene Callan from GBD Architects out of Portland and his college friend Stan Cole from Cole Architects here inGene Callan Photo Boise join us to discuss downtown housing and sustainable design. Downtown housing was the topic featured at an Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council breakfast event that brought Gene to Boise.

GBD and Cole collaborated on a development proposal for CCDC’s 9th and River property, (they’re proposal wasn’t chosen) and are pursuing other opportunities in downtown Boise together. Gene has extensive experience working with developers in Portland on sustainable projects that create a sense of place and fit in their neighborhood context. Stan is involved with ULI Idaho District Council and has a broad range of design experience from commercial to multifamily housing.

With Boise City’s goal of 1,000 new downtown housing units in the next 5 years we are likely to see a few different housing developments pop up in our community.

Tune in Tuesday, July 22nd for our conversation with Gene and Stan about downtown Boise housing, doing the small things well, and designing sustainable buildings and systems that people can experience and that help create place. We’ll talk about some of GBD’s past and current projects including the EcoDistrict Hassalo on Eighth in Portland.

As always you can tune in live at 3:00 pm Tuesday on Radio Boise 89.9 FM, 93.5FM or stream it live at www.radioboise.org


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Owyhee Place RenderingClay Carley’s latest historic renovation project is nearing it’s final stretch. Today at 3pm we’ll discuss how he and his partners are converting one of downtown Boise’s iconic buildings into a modern, mixed-use building that will bring vibrancy and activity back to this block of Main Street.

We’ll discuss his vision for the project, the obstacles that always present themselves in a major building renovation, and the sustainability features incorporated into the construction process and finished project. Perhaps we’ll even discover when we can enjoy the first cocktail on the reimagined rooftop terrace with a view down Main Street and the Linen District.

Tune in to Building a Greener Idaho today at 3pm for a lively conversation with one of Boise’s visionary developers helping to breathe new life into a Boise building built over a century ago.

As always, tune in live on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM or stream the show via the interwebs at www.radioboise.org.



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