Downtown

City of Caldwell

The long awaited Indian Creek Plaza opens in downtown Caldwell. The multi-purpose plaza will serve as a concert venue, a festival space and will facilitate further development in Caldwell's downtown corridor. We speak with Caldwell mayor Garrett Nancolas about the plaza's debut.

Idaho Tourism

Long-time Boiseans remember when downtown was a ghost town by 10 p.m. These days, BoDo after midnight is alive with food and revelry. We take a look at what's going on downtown after the witching hour.

  • Boise Mayor David Bieter discusses Saturday's violent attack.
  • Plans for a new Boise Public Library unveiled.
  • Downtown nightlife after midnight.

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In 1990, the Boise exburb of Nampa had a small-town population of about 25,000 residents. Ten years later, it had doubled. Today there are more than 81,000 Nampans and the community is growing as housing prices in Boise are driving homebuyers into Canyon County. Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling joins Idaho Matters to talk about the growth in her community.

DESTINATION CALDWELL

While most municipalities in the Treasure Valley have been experiencing explosive growth, business in Caldwell's downtown corridor has been sluggish. City officials are hoping to turn that trend around with the opening of Indian Creek Plaza, an events center that would host concerts, farmer's markets and other events.

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A prime piece of real estate in downtown Twin Falls is facing two very different prospects.

The Idaho Youth Ranch was located in the center of the historic core. The store closed down earlier this year, and the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency bought the old building on Main Avenue for $470,000.

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A tentative agreement has been reached between St. Luke's Health System and a developer that could pave the way for a new stadium close to downtown Boise.

St. Luke's plans to sell an 11-acre parcel on the corner of Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive near the heart of downtown to Greenstone Properties.

Idaho State Historical Society

An effort to save and restore a 120-year-old downtown Boise mansion hit a snag at auction Friday.

Samantha Martin has been working with Preservation Idaho to prevent the Fowler house from being demolished. Her original plan was to raise enough cash buy the land across the street from the house at 5th and Myrtle and relocate it there.

Idaho State Historical Society

Parts of downtown Boise were once covered with stately homes and mansions full of history. Slowly, those homes have disappeared, and have been replaced with new development. One woman is working to save one of those remaining historic homes, the Fowler house at 5th and Myrtle, from demolition.

Recession Delayed Growth In Idaho's Capitol City

Oct 2, 2012
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A new study from the U.S. Census Bureau shows many people have left the suburbs and moved downtown. That’s especially true in the nation’s largest cities like New York or Chicago which added nearly 48,000 people to its downtown between 2000 and 2010. That didn’t happen in Idaho’s largest city. But that's not because Boise didn’t try.

Boise's "Hole" Will Get New Building

Jul 12, 2012

Men in suits and ties and women in heels and blazers grasped the rail as they walked carefully down a set of rickety metal stairs Thursday afternoon. They gathered under the hot sun in a hole in the ground, surrounded by construction equipment and hard hats. They celebrated that the infamous hole in Boise's downtown on Eighth and Main will finally be filled.