- David Hale
- The Idaho Street Townhomes project.
The Boise developer behind the Linen District has set his sights on a multi-unit residential complex in downtown Boise.
Hale Development submitted plans April 28 to the city for the project, dubbed Idaho Street Townhomes, slated for a vacant lot between 16th and 17th streets on Idaho Street. The building will consist of 15 residential units, each with a single-car garage and patio.
Idaho Street Townhomes must first make its way through the subdivision and rezone process, which Hale said may take four to five months. Construction crews are expected to break ground in early fall, with the project scheduled to be completed sometime in early 2016.
The Idaho Street Townhomes project is yet another chapter in the development of the western end of downtown. In 2014, renovations were completed on the The Owyhee, and last week the College of Western Idaho announced the purchase of 10 acres in West Boise—an acquisition that raised eyebrows when the public learned that the CWI board of trustees had purchased the land, assessed at $3.6 million, for $8.8 million without conducting an assessment of its own.
Meanwhile, multi-use developments are planned for Boise's Central Addition neighborhood near downtown and a $25 million, seven-story boutique hotel—The Inn at 500 Capitol—is going up near the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Broad Street.