Three new projects in Boise represent $150 million in combined construction budgets, according to media reports.
Three projects currently underway in Downtown Boise are receiving extensive media attention, and for good reason. The combined construction budgets total more than $150 million, according to various sources. The positive impact to the economy -- and to the infrastructure in the core area of the city -- will be felt for years to come.
The new Whole Foods Market and Walgreen project on the east end of downtown is reported to be a $6 million project. It covers 3.4 acres near Broadway and Front streets.
The new 18-story Zion's Tower at 8th & Main is estimated to be a $76 million investment. The building will be the tallest in the State of Idaho.
The new Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) is a project of the Simplot Family Foundation. Construction began in early 2012 and encompasses a 7.5 acre site near the heart of downtown. Recent reports indicate a budget of $70 million. JUMP will house five working studios, including Kitchen Studio, Movement Studio, Maker’s Studio, Multi-Media Studio and Innovator’s Studio. The site will also have civic event and meeting spaces, antique tractor sculptures, a dynamic urban park, and an outdoor amphitheater.