Cyclists, drivers adapting to 8th Street changes

August 27, 2014

Press

BOISE — A traffic monitor on 8th Street said he saw one driver Tuesday going the wrong way on Idaho Street who tried to turn the wrong way on 8th Street. That was the worst example he saw on the first day that Capital City Development Corporation, Boise’s urban renewal agency, opened 8th Street between […]

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One-way traffic flow on 8th Street reversed

August 26, 2014

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BOISE — Drivers in downtown Boise will notice a big change of direction on 8th Street. The direction of one-way traffic between Bannock and Main streets now flows northbound. That section of 8th Street opened Tuesday morning. The Capital City Development Corporation says the change will improve overall downtown traffic flow.

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8th Street closed while crews flip direction of traffic

August 24, 2014

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Two blocks of 8th Street at the heart of downtown Boise are barricaded off until Tuesday morning while crews flip the direction of the one-way street. Street signs came down and then workers turned the signs around to face the other direction Sunday. Stop lights had a similar fate as 8th Street is converted from […]

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Have a brick on the Grove Plaza? Learn its fate

August 18, 2014

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In 1986, thousands of personalized, engraved bricks were sold to help fund the Grove Plaza’s construction. A year later, the original bricks were replaced with sturdier models and they’ve been a much walked on feature of the plaza ever since. “Bricks were put down because it’s the most flexible tool we have for the development […]

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8th Street will reverse direction starting August 26

August 15, 2014

Press

One-way traffic will reverse direction on two blocks of 8th Street over Sunday and Monday, Aug. 24 and 25. On Aug. 23, after the Capital City Farmers Market has closed, vehicle traffic will move southward on 8th between Bannock and Main streets as it has for at least 13 years. The street will be shut […]

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Ben Houpt Selected as CCDC Project Coordinator

August 8, 2014

News & Notes

Ben Houpt has been hired as the project coordinator of parking and facilities for The Capital City Development Corporation. His responsibilities include improving and maintaining agency-owned assets including parking structures, public streetscapes, The Grove Plaza and downtown Boise’s 8th Street area. Houpt holds a BA in Applied Arts & Sciences with concentrations in chemistry, mathematics and […]

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One Way or the Other: Eighth Street Swaps Directions

July 30, 2014

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Starting in early September, traffic will no longer flow north to south on the two blocks, but reverse directions to run one-way from south to north. This fall will bring some big changes to Boise’s downtown core, with construction on the Grove to build City Center Plaza–which will include a subterranean transit center–and the resurfacing […]

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City Under Construction, Six big projects to watch this fall

July 30, 2014

Press

A lot of dirt has been turned in Boise during the past few years–from the Eighth and Main Tower to Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, cranes have become a familiar addition to the city’s swiftly shifting skyline. That’s not about to change anytime soon. Drive around Boise and the physical signs of new construction are evident; […]

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Apple buys Boise tech startup BookLamp

July 29, 2014

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The founder once pursued Google; now he might help Apple challenge Amazon. By Zach Kyle zkyle@idahostatesman.comJuly 29, 2014 What is BookLamp? A company that analyzes books’ language and classifies it based on pace, style and content. The software can be used to suggest books based on readers’ preferences, much as Pandora suggests music to listeners. […]

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Condo project near Boise Library chugging along

July 10, 2014

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Posted by Sven Berg on July 10, 2014 8th, 9th, River and Fulton streets that Boise’s urban renewal agency owns. If all goes according to plan, RMH will finish construction of about 60 condominiums and several retail spaces on the block, which the company would acquire from the agency, Capital City Development Corp, in early […]

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