Largest Project in Seven Years Given Green Light in McCall


Through much of the 1990s and turn of the 21st century, the soundtrack of McCall was defined by hammers and buzzsaws as the resort community saw record-setting construction of new vacation homes. However, with the recession bringing construction to a near-standstill, the Valley County community all but fell silent.

That may change in a few years, after the McCall City Council approved a complex of downtown condominiums and commercial space. 

This week's McCall Star-News reports that the proposed project will be the largest in seven years for McCall. The project will be called the Village on Lake Street and includes 27 condos, 5,300 square feet of retail space and 8,700 square feet of retail and restaurant space, spread over three buildings on 1.73 acres. The project is proposed by Steve and Patricia Minor, owners of McCall Craftsman Homes, which built many of the homes during McCall's housing boom.

According to plans, construction of the Village on Lake Street could start in 2018 and take approximately five years. The Star-News reports that one of the buildings, facing East Lake Street, would come within the city's 35-foot height limit for buildings along the route, while the other two buildings, away from the route, would fall within the city's 50-foot height limit. Fifty-five parking spaces would be included with the complex.