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Don't blink.  Big changes are coming to Boise's Central Addition, the long-neglected neighborhood that, once upon a time, was a thriving area. 

In the coming weeks, a few of the once-threatened historic homes in the Central Addition will be moved away from the neighborhood in an effort to save the structures from the wrecking ball.

Soon thereafter, the city of Boise will begin extending its geothermal line through the neighborhood. The Boise City Council will be asked on Tuesday, April 21 to transfer $1.3 million to the geothermal project.

Portland, Ore.-based Holst Architecture will stand before the city of Boise Design Review Committee in mid-May to unveil details of its planned seven-story, 204,000-square-foot apartment building at 401 South Fifth Street, which would see retail and live-work units on the ground floor and structured parking on the first and second levels.

The project is being called "Roost." According to architects, the development will include:

-"Farm-to-table" experience for residents, with garden plots and cooking/dining areas

-Five housing levels "to humanize the building with an organic, sinuous and lyrical volume, expressed as a rippling wave in plan"

- Second floor community spaces, as well as ground floor retail spaces

- A community open space along Broad Street

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