December 2, 2022

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Outdated Boise Fire station goes up for sale on Overland Rd.

Fire stations appear to be a an adaptive reuse aspiration. They can make good authentic estate workplaces-slash-Airbnbs. Or breweries. Or homes for massive-time information anchors.

An previous hearth station in Boise went on the current market not too long ago, mentioned for sale by the City of Boise. As BoiseDev’s Margaret Carmel reported previously this 12 months for the Idaho Push, the town options to use the income from the sale for its “Grow Our Housing” plan. That metropolis labored in new years to construct up a inventory of inexpensive housing.

The fireplace station at 4422 W. Overland Rd. sits on a 50 %-acre residence throughout from the Hillcrest State Club. It opened in 1960 for the Whitney-Franklin Fire District. The Metropolis of Boise later took control of the station, and it served as fireplace station number 8 until 2017. In excess of the years, the setting up went through a range of alterations – together with a comprehensive kitchen area rework in 2008 after a fire broke out at the fireplace dwelling on Christmas Working day 2007, gutting the previous kitchen area.

The building consists of a massive bay with rollup doorways, a hose tower, that kitchen, dorm rooms, bedrooms and a rec place.

The town designed a new hearth station a few blocks away employing house tax resources. (The city had hoped to develop the station under a bond beneath former Mayor Dave Bieter, but it overspent and assets taxpayers foot the monthly bill for it and a further station rather). The aged creating sat vacant and boarded up since 2017.

A listing from industrial actual estate organization TOK Business calls for bids by Thursday at 4pm. The listing flyer says the least bid amount is $500,000.