The latest in a series of housing projects aimed primarily at young professionals and students of Boise State University would add 236 apartments across Boise Road and Broadway Avenue from the east side of the campus.
Since 2015, four 1,500 bed apartment buildings have been opened in the vicinity of Lusk across Capitol Boulevard from the western end of the main campus. Recently, Jayo Holdings recommended 304 condominiums further west at Trapper Island along the Boise River near Kathryn Albertson Park.
Now Park Park apartments, proposed by Gardner Co., would consist of studios and one-and two-bedroom units. The six story building would be located at 749 E. Park Boulevard, between the Ram Restaurant and Brewery and Falcon Building, across Broadway Bridge from the campus, half a mile from Albertsons Stadium.
The project replaces a smaller project proposed by Gardner last year. The proposal claimed 146 apartments, some of which were aimed at adults 55 and over. Feedback from the city Gardner encouraged consideration of a higher density building, said David Wali, Gardner's vice-president of executive, in a telephone interview. , Wali said.
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The 3.3 acre parcel is owned by the Harry Morrison Foundation.
“The leasing of the property will provide a cash flow to the Harry Morrison Foundation which can be used for its charitable projects which will benefit Boise,” said Wali. The foundation issues grants to educational, medical, religious, cultural, and Idaho educational organizations.
No construction prices or timetable were set. For reference, studios at Vista West and Vista East in Lusk neighborhood rent for $ 925 to $ 935 per month, and one bedroom is listed at $ 1,065. LaPoint, also in the vicinity of Lusk, offers apartments with two bedrooms, three and four bedrooms for $ 625 to $ 715 per bedroom. The fourth Lusk complex, RiverEdge, has two and four bedroom apartments from $ 640 to $ 710 per bedroom.
Downtown apartment has two bedrooms at The Fowler, which opened last year, paying for $ 1,589.
Apartments would be built on the first five floors, with all six floors parked. Dwellings would face a courtyard, the Boyne Greenbelt, a swimming pool and spa or other landscaped areas, according to plans submitted to Boise.
“Typically referred to as the multi-metal“ wrap ”residential construction style, the residential units in this project surround a six-segregated corridor parking structure in the center,” wrote Tamara Thompson, from The Land Group, a consultant. group land use, in a letter with the application. “In this type of building, most residents are more convenient to park on the same level as their apartment houses.” T
In April last year Boise City Council approved a change of zone from “neighborhood commercial” to “residential office”. The newer zoning also applies to the current proposal. The project still requires a design review process. There is no scheduled hearing schedule.
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