by Andrew Crisp
The J.R. Simplot Company announced Sept. 7 it will build a new headquarters as part of the JUMP project in downtown Boise.
In a press release, officials said the new headquarters could be ready for occupancy two years after construction begins, which is scheduled to break ground in late 2013 or early 2014. CEO Bill Whitacre said the purpose of the building will be to bring most of Simplot Company's Treasure Valley employees under one roof.
Standing 10 stories tall and approximately 300,000 square feet, the building would rise next to the forthcoming six-story, 65,000-square-foot structure at JUMP, on 7.5 acres bounded by Front, Ninth, Myrtle and 11th streets.
JUMP plans include a 3.5 acre park, outdoor amphitheater and a large underground and above-ground parking structure. Simplot employees will use 500 spaces of the underground structure during the work week.
Portland, Ore.-based company Hoffman Construction and Los Angeles design company Adamson Associates Inc., contracted to create JUMP, will also design and build the new Simplot headquarters.
The City of Boise's Design Review Committee signed off on design changes made to JUMP in July, which is scheduled for completion in Summer 2013. These images do not include the newly announced 10-story headquarters to be built next to JUMP.