Monthly Archives: December 2011

Our view: Signs of life for two high-profile vacancies

From the Idaho Statesman Opinion Page – 12/28/2011

“Boise’s vacant armory has its origins in the Great Depression. Boise’s 300-acre industrial park has its roots in the Brent Coles administration.The two properties have little in common, except for the fact that the current city administration has searched, in vain, for developers with an interest in either site.”

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Land deal could save and restore the Boise Armory

December 12, 2011

Land deal could save and restore the Boise Armory

The city is working with two Silicon Valley businessmen on swaps that also involve acreages at the city’s industrial park.

By Cynthia Sewell – cmsewell@idahostatesman.com

Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman

The city is working with two Silicon Valley businessmen on swaps that also involve acreages at the city’s industrial park.

The historic but dilapidated 1930s-era Boise Armory may get a new life, and 200 acres of desert scrub may see industrial activity if two city of Boise deals come to fruition.

The city has searched years for the right people to revitalize the Boise Armory and the city’s underperforming industrial park near the airport. Now two powerhouse California developers are interested: billionaire Silicon Valley real estate mogul John Arrillaga and PowerBar co-founder Mike McCollum. They are the J (John) and M (Mike) of J&M Land LLC.

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