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Interior of empty Valley Regional Transit bus in Boise, Idaho.

Boise-Area Bus Service to Increase by 14 Percent

A system redesign proposed in August would have cut service. Now, Valley Regional Transit plans to increase service on its most popular routes.

October 10, 2023 - BoiseDev

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Boise City Council Defers Source-of-Income Discrimination Ban

The council asked for a more detailed policy, expressing concern about the added burden on smaller landlords and the housing supply.

August 22, 2023 - Boise Dev

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Boise to Consider Tenant Protections Package

A proposed set of new regulations would call for relocation assistance for displaced renters and ban source of income discrimination.

July 24, 2023 - BoiseDev

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Boise Approves First Zoning Code Update in 60 Years

A comprehensive update of the city’s zoning code aimed at making housing more affordable and promoting sustainable growth received unanimous support from the city council.

June 18, 2023 - Boise Dev

A rendering shows key features of the zoning code for a mid-rise apartment building.

Boise’s New Zoning Code Cleared for City Council Approval

The Boise Planning Commission gave its approval to a new zoning code for the city of Boise. The City Council is expected to consider the draft zoning code in June.

May 1, 2023 - Boise State Public Radio

Boise Idaho

Proposed Update to Boise Zoning Code Would Boost Density, Discourage Sprawl

A years-long process has culminated in a proposal that would encourage the creation of affordable housing, promote transit-oriented development, and position the city for less car-oriented growth.

April 5, 2023 - Idaho Statesman

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Skyline-Defining High-Rise Potentially Coming to Boise

A rendering making the rounds in Boise depicts a 40-story apartment building that would be taller than all other buildings in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

March 20, 2023 - Boise Dev

Boise, Idaho

900 Rental Units Approved for 44-Acre Development in Boise

One of the fastest growing regions in the country is making room for more residents.

February 16, 2023 - BoiseDev

An adolescent boy catches some air on a mountain bike on a hill above the city of Boise. The city’s downtown is clearly visible in the background.

Bikelash in Boise

Parents don’t want bike lanes to interfere with the pick up and drop off zone near two churches and schools in Boise.

November 13, 2022 - Boise Dev

Worker in yellow vest and white hard hat looking down at water basin at wastewater treatment plant

Boise To Test Wastewater Recycling Tech

The city will launch a pilot program to assess five methods of treating wastewater to identify the most effective solution for a scaled-up program.

October 10, 2022 - Idaho Press

Treasure Valley

How To Build More Affordable Housing in Idaho

Idaho cities can remove barriers to development, adjust zoning codes, and encourage the construction of accessory dwelling units and single-occupancy apartments to sustainably accommodate the state’s growing population.

July 19, 2022 - Idaho Capital Sun

Treasure Valley

Boise Backing Off Proposed Citywide Zoning Changes

Boise was considering allowing up to four units by-right on any residential parcel in the city, but has since rolled back the scale of the proposed zoning changes.

July 14, 2022 - Boise Dev

A conceptual rendering of a three story condominium development.

‘Emergency’ Historic District Alters, But Does Not Prevent, Boise Condo Project

No historic buildings were harmed to create the Residences at 132 Main.

June 23, 2022 - Boise Dev

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Boise To Launch Shared E-Bike Pilot

After the city nixed its bike share program due to the pandemic and other issues, a fleet of 50 electric bicycles will be available to Boise residents and visitors from July until the end of October.

June 16, 2022 - KTVB

Boise Idaho

Boise’s New Planning Director Warns Against 'Dysfunctional Highways'

On the heels of his stint as Atlanta’s planning director, Tim Keane says Boise should avoid following in the path of American cities that have let highway expansion and sprawl go unchecked for decades.

May 27, 2022 - Boise State Public Radio

View of homes in Boise, Idaho

Boise Launches Accessory Dwelling Unit and ‘Moveable Tiny Home’ Pilots

The city moved to loosen restrictions on accessory dwelling units and other forms of innovative housing solutions.

May 9, 2022 - Idaho Press

Treasure Valley

Different Approaches to Fast Growth in Idaho's Treasure Valley

Three cities on the periphery of the fast-growing Treasure Valley showcase different approaches to a sudden influx of newcomers.

April 18, 2022 - Idaho Press

Boise Idaho

Boise Buys Mobile Home Park To Preserve Affordable Housing

The Boise City Council voted to make the purchase in a bid to protect residents from displacement.

March 24, 2022 - Idaho Press-Tribune

Boise Idaho

Boise Looks to Upzoning To Ease Housing Pressures

The rapidly growing city is evaluating ways to increase housing production, reduce car dependency, and make Boise more walkable.

March 7, 2022 - Idaho Statesman

Boise Idaho

Boise Poised To Revise Zoning Code

The city of Boise is soliciting public input on its plan to revise its zoning code to permit a wider variety of housing options.

February 2, 2022 - City of Boise

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