A 27-story luxury apartment building in downtown Boise could bring down the eighth and the main one building like Boise the tallest building.

Oppenheimer Development Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to build 297 apartments at 1115 W. Idaho St., on what is now a parking lot next to the Record Exchange. The building would also include a commercial space on the ground floor, covered public parking and a rooftop swimming pool.

Plans call for the building to rise to 330 feet, which is 7 feet taller than the Eighth & Main building completed in 2014. The 27 floors for the 12th and Idaho would be newer than the 18 at Eighth & Main, tallest building in the state.

The announcement comes as the 10-story 11th floor and Idaho office building is nearing completion one block away.

Work is expected to begin in the summer of 2022. The plans call for seven floors of parking with 396 spaces, 18 residential floors above the garage and a two-story amenity deck with steps and decks.

Each residential floor, Oppenheimer said in a press release, will have “a breathtaking view of the foothills, mountains, river Boise, Green belt, parks and the city.

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The 27-story 12th & Idaho Building, if developed, would be Idaho’s tallest building at 330 feet. The 8th & Main building in downtown Boise, at 323 feet, currently holds this distinction. Provided by Oppenheimer Development Corp.

The top of the building – inspired by the Sawtooth Mountains – imitates the profile of a mountain and slopes to the east. It would “capitalize on the spectacular views over the city and the foothills”, Oppenheimer noted.

“This higher level of architectural quality will further enhance the Boise urban center for many years to come”, Skip Oppenheimer, President of Oppenheimer Development Corp., said in the press release.

For the project, Oppenheimer teamed up with White Oak Realty Partners, a Chicago developer and based in Cleveland Ponsky Capital Partners.

The proposed building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Associates, which has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle. The architectural firm recently designed the $ 2.2 billion O’Hare global terminalunder construction at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Oppenheimer built the 14-story One Capital Centerand the 11-story Wells Fargo Center, across the main street from each other in downtown Boise. He also built the Overland Park shopping center at 7109 W. Overland Road and business parks in Meridian and Eagle.

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The 12th & Idaho building would replace a parking lot next to the Record Exchange in downtown Boise. Provided by Oppenheimer Development Corp.

Journalist John Sowell has worked for the Statesman since 2013. He covers business and growth issues. He grew up in Emmett and graduated from the University of Oregon. If you enjoy seeing stories like this, consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.


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