535 S. 15th – River Street Lofts

Energreen Development Company, LLC is a housing development firm based out of McCall, Idaho specializing in insulated concrete construction. They are currently building a 10-unit, for sale condo project located at 535 S. 15th Street in the River Myrtle-Old Boise Urban Renewal District. Previously two vacant single family homes were on the site, which have been torn down for construction of a denser, more urban scale housing development. The project will be town-home style, with two 5-unit buildings. Each unit has approximately 1,300 SF of living space and a 2-car garage on the ground level.

The River Street Lofts began construction in early 2018. The construction of the condos will be done with insulated concrete forms (ICF), making the structures extremely energy efficient. On average ICF construction increases energy efficiency 35% in comparison to a regular “Energy Star Rated” home.

CCDC Board has approved the CCDC Participation Program which includes a Type 1 Streetscape Grant Reimbursement. The Type 1 program is intended to, “assist smaller projects on their own schedule, often triggered by a tenant improvement.” The grant will reimburse for up to $150,000 of eligible expenses, hard costs of streetscapes. This project meets the requirements of the Type One Program and also promotes a CCDC and City of Boise objective to bring more housing to downtown Boise.

The project’s public improvements include sidewalks, street trees, historic streetlights, benches, irrigation, and utility line relocation and undergrounding on River Street. These eligible expenses will be included in the request for reimbursement after the project is complete.

CCDC Project Manager, Laura Williams is overseeing the River Street Lofts project.