Boise's urban renewal agency has a new chief executive to oversee some of the most eagerly-anticipated projects in recent memory.
Anthony Lyons was selected from a cadre of national candidates to take over as executive director of the Capital City Development Corporation. Lyons comes from a similar position in Gainesville, Fla.
Lyons replaces Phil Kushlan, who retired as CCDC's executive director in July. Lyons is slated to start his new position on Monday, Dec. 5. His salary is expected to be between $125,000-$150,000, plus benefits and relocation.
In his first year, Lyons will see construction on a number of projects that will transform the city's inner core, including 8th and Main, JUMP and Whole Foods (which began construction earlier today).