Urban Renewal Agency Mountain Home, Idaho

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 Urban Renewal Agency

Past Projects


·            Marathon Cheese: The URA funded over $2,000,000 for infrastructure during construction in 2005.

·        Railroad Park:  The URA provided approximately $12,000 in improvements including the clock and sidewalk that meanders through the park.

·        The Beall’s Building:  295 North 2nd East.  The URA invested approximately $700,000 in the purchase of the vacant building, renovations and upgrades to electrical and plumbing to meet current code requirements.  

·       Downtown Art:  The URA provided $6,000 in funding to the continuing downtown alley art project.

·        ADA ramps and sidewalks:  The URA funded over $350,000 to construct ADA ramps and sidewalk improvement within the URA area from 2015-2020.

·        Decorations, Flowers, and Trees:  The URA has works with City to fund landscaping and Christmas decorations within the URA area.

·        Downtown Revitalization:  The URA funded $62,500 for the development and completion of the Downtown Master Plan.

·         The Hub Building 195 North 2nd East:  The URA purchased the Hub Building inn 2018 for $275,000 and is currently seeking RFPs (Requests for Proposals) from developers seeking a viable use for the building.

·         The Hub Plaza: The URA purchased the lot behind the Dilly Deli in June of 2018 and invested $875,000 in what is now named The Hub Plaza a public gathering place similar to the Grove in downtown Boise.  This was completed early in 2020.

·         Downtown Master Plan Phase 1:  In 2019 the URA provided $900,000 of funding for the revitalization of Main Street.

·         Downtown Master Plan Phase 3: The URA has approved $730,000 of funding for phase 3 for the revitalization of North 2nd Street. This project will be completed in the fall of 2021.

·         Railroad Park Pavillion/Gazebo: The URA has funded $110,000 for a gazebo and sidewalk in Railroad Park.  This project will be completed in the fall of 2021.

·         Antique Fire Truck:  The URA has funded $50,000 for the refurbishing and restoration of the antique fire truck on display at the El Rancho parking lot.

·         ADA ramps and sidewalks:   The URA is funding $538,000 in FY 2021 for replacement and/or repair of sidewalks within the URA that were not included in either Phase 1,2, or 3 of the Downtown Master Plan.  This project should be completed in the fall of 2021.

·         Mountain Home Training Academy:  An ERN (Exclusive Right to Negotiate) was signed by the URA in April of 2021 after a RFP (Request for Proposal) was accepted in March from Elmore Development, LLC.  The developer plans to refurbish the Beall’s Building investing more than $2,000,000 to bring a trade school to Mountain Home.

·         The HUB:  An ERN (exclusive right to Negotiate) was signed by the URA in August of 2021 after a RFP was accepted in June from Weitz and Company.  The developer will purchase the building from the URA, raze it, and construct a new multi-story building that will include a Basque restaurant, along with commercial, retail, and residential space. The estimated construction costs exceed $3,000,000.   

Since its inception in 2005, the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Mountain Home has provided over $6,608,500 for infrastructure improvements and continues to invest in fiscally responsible projects that fit within the Idaho statutory requirements to provide economic development within the Urban Renewal Agency area.

Updated August 2021