Boise City Hall and the Simplot family have had a sometimes stormy relationship over the "Jack's Urban Meeting Place" project, a multiple use center and memorial to Idaho potato magnate J.R. Simplot.
But the project hit a key milestone this week, as the city's Design Review Committee approved project plans, which include a 10-story tower that will serve as J.R. Simplot Co.'s headquarters. And in his weekly e-newletter to constituents, Mayor Dave Bieter touted City Hall's efforts "to keep JUMP on track," and hailed the project.
Said Bieter: "Boise is fortunate to have a vibrant, mixed-use city center, one that has proven its resilience during the recent economic downturn. Projects like Jack's Urban Meeting Place prove that downtown is, more than ever, the place to be."
Here's a link to the full e-memo.