Ash + River Townhomes Recognized as one of ULI’s Top Public/Private Partnership Projects

January 26, 2023 / Urban Land Institute

The first U.S. museum of Chicano art. Midtown Manhattan’s tallest office tower. An arena designed to emit zero carbon. They all have one thing in common: each came about because of a collaboration between the public and private sectors. These kinds of partnerships can help revitalize downtowns and districts; renovate large, aging-but-treasured facilities; and bring together under one roof municipal, university, and nonprofit uses in ways that work synergistically for local residents. The Ash + River Townhomes was recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as one of the top public/private partnership projects completed within the last five years.

Completed in 2019, the Ash + River Townhomes consist of 34 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in townhouses and flats earmarked for households earning 80 to 120 percent of the area median income. A short walk from downtown and the Boise River Greenbelt, the building takes design cues from the historic Hayman House next door and provides a coffee shop, covered parking for residents, and landscaped open space. The development team includes GGLO, Pivot North, the city of Boise, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), the local office of deChase Miksis Development, and developer Edlen & Co. of Portland, OR.

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