Happy Thanksgiving and we hope you enjoy the long weekend. The last month has been action packed at our new office. We held a Charity Mixer atThe Flats 16 Restaurant and Event Center in support of the Star Outreach, a local food bank and assistance office. The response and space was great, donations were plentiful and we were able to provide essential goods to those in need, heading into the Thanksgiving Holiday. This month we also held our ribbon cutting at the new office with the Star Chamber of Commerce. It has been fantastic to be welcomed into this Treasure Valley City and meet the various civic and community leaders.

Our next event is a Toy Drive and Ugly Sweater Christmas Party to be held at Helina Maries Wine Bar in Star, ID. We will be accepting toys at our office up to and at the event. This get together will be on December 13th and is an RSVP only due to space and food/drink capabilities. If you would like to attend please email Bryce or myself. If you would like a list of the items needed by the Star Outreach Children please let us know.

Last night our new project Amazon Falls received Phase II approval for annexation and mixed use zoning. I was able to entitle approximately 20 acres with 132 Residential Units and 14 acres of flexible commercial space.  This will be an exciting integrated project with great prospects for commercial development. Next door to our project, Ameritel Inns purchased 80 acres. They are not going to be breaking ground on Hotel soon but are not against it and are trying to entice some large commercial and big box users to the area. The future is bright for this city and immediate area. I also volunteered to help the City Council with their Master Transportation and Economic Corridor Plan.

For those of you not liking the Amazon Falls name. It is a working name but stuck when Amazon – the trillion dollar online company recently gained approval for 1 million sq ft of industrial space. The details and people involved are tight lipped. This project is due to go in west of Star Rd at Franklin in Nampa.  So even though we go through market ups and downs- the Treasure Valley still remains a target for individuals and companies for generations to come.

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you get to enjoy some great times with Family or Friends!


Chris Todd