October 19, 2016
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2: Boise and Detroit are 2 U.S. markets where local participants are particularly bullish about development and redevelopment
“We may be in the midst of Boise’s most significant development boom since the city’s founding 150 years ago—certainly in the post–World War II era,” said Derick O’Neill, founder of development firm O’Neill Enterprises and director of planning and development services for the city.
“Private investment follows public commitment,” he said. “The construction of City Center Plaza in the heart of downtown is a great example of a public/private partnership that is spurring much broader interest in downtown development. Construction projects worth more than $1 billion in public and private investment are now underway in Boise’s downtown core. That includes corporate headquarters, four hotels, condominium projects, and mixed-use commercial complexes that include a public transit hub and a major expansion of the local convention center.”