We have a solution for Idaho's Affordable Housing Crisis.

  • OUR SOLUTION HELPS residents with special needs.

  • OUR SOLUTION PROVIDES a nonprofit and government office hub.

  • ​OUR SOLUTION RESPECTS Nature, Nurture, and Beliefs

  • OUR SOLUTION TEACHES citizens

  • OUR SOLUTION PROTECTS established communities. 

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

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COMMON IDAHO RESIDENT QUESTIONS:

  1. When will housing be affordable?

  2. Why is affordable housing so far away from society?

  3. How do I get to work when my commute is terrible?

  4. Why are the services I need not centrally located?

  5. Why is development not respecting nature?

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OUR SOLUTION:
A H.I.V.E. CO-OP CAMPUS

What makes our Campus unique? What does it do for Idahoans?
Well... our values, themes, and methods are explained perfectly in this photo. 

 OUR VALUES MAP
Need a quick overview? View the Image, our PowerPoint and/or our 2 page PDF Summary

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Natured City
Eco-Friendly
BEAR
Bee Hive
Exploration
Technology
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NATURED CITY
How WE BUILD our campus so it integrates with the raw land

H.I.V.E.

Habitat- Addressing the Needs to Survive

Innovation- Designs that Respect all forms of Nature

Vocation- Variety of types to learn, work & live

Exploration- Challenging the mind to Think & Act Efficiently

HABITAT

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Like a Beehive, our campus will be built with taller multistory buildings to help make use of the land. If we build up, we can then include more offices for the various business & residential groups we want to attract & house.

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INNOVATION

HOUSING

Unlike other affordable housing units found in the Valley, the HIVE campus will build unique dorm-like facilities to improve the services & activities for the modern applicant.

While different from Student or Work housing, these units will be classified by the folks we have to rent.

VOCATION

Any Tax Exempt Nonprofit Organizations which are in need of a different facility to operate because of relocation or expansion due to expensive leasing costs.

Cross-County (Ada, Canyon, Gem) Hub Includes access to these Departments:

● DMV
● Dept. of Labor
● Housing Authority
● Parks & Rec.
● SBA
● Voc. Rehab
● Dept. of H&W
● IRS
● Secretary of State
● Court Clerk Substations

EXPLORATION

We will include a Park with a trail on the campus.

If you have heard of Pokemon Go, we will take the park to the next level and use augmented reality to create multiple interactive exhibits that connect to museums around the world. So if you could not afford to visit these museums you can at least explore their exhibits from this park.

One of the other features of the park is a dedication to feature multiple memorials & statues.

HOME- Who lives at the HIVE

OFFICE- Who Works & Operates at the HIVE

NAVIGATION- Traveling to the HIVE

ENTERTAINMENT- Fun at/around the HIVE

YOUTH- Learning at the HIVE

HOME

SECTION 8 HOUSING FOR:
Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, Students, Families, Aged out Foster Care Participants, etc.

OFFICE

PHYSICAL & HEALTH CARE FACILITIES:*YMCA Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Chiropractic care

LOW INCOME CARE PROVIDERS LIKE:
**Terry Riley
**SparkMD
***Medicaid Dental, Hearing & Eye clinics Low Income 24/7 Medical Imaging Low Income 24/7 Vet Care


EXAMPLE OF THEMED RETAIL STORES LIKE:
Small Business Retail Stores that sell video games, collectables, comics, table/card games, hobby toys etc.

NAVIGATION

WHAT TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION?
By having many services and organizations in one location we can redirect traffic from other busy intersections like Fairview/Eagle, Town Square, Garrity Exit, or Downtown Boise. 

YOUTH

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

●  A K-12 Charter School that uses on-site businesses to train Youth.

●  Community Centers

●  Museums

○ Boise Art Museum
○ Children's Museum
○ Discovery Center of Idaho 

○ Idaho History Museum

●  The First Cross-border Valley Library supported by multiple cities

●  BoiseAquarium

BEE RESPONSIBLE
A PLACE FOR EVERYONE

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SERVICE FIRST HOUSING

CAMPUS STYLE HOUSING

STAR-BASE FEATURES

We know that Section 8 programs are there to help participants receive services. So we came up with a concept that would eliminate restrictions that both participants, those on the waitlist, and the public could use.

We call our concept Main facility the X-Base. The name of course is not final, as we prefer calling it Star-Base (on the legend) mainly for the 6 point design. However due to issues with Disney Star Wars that name is in limbo.

INSPIRATION

Inspired by the challenges faced by the X-Men in the Marvel universe, we call it the X-Base, because everyone has certain problems or situations they need to get something or work with someone to help them. While people who need help are not mutants, they have a X-Factor that prevents them from moving forward.

WHAT IS THE X-BASE?

If you need a particular service or are from a particular background, each wing of the X-Base will be built to form a S.A.F.E. environment for you to live, receive services, and get efficient assistance should you not live at on site.

  

What does S.A.F.E. stand for?
Sensitivity- You have high or low responses to Sights, sounds, people,

situations, etc.
Activity- You need access to certain services or activities.

Fortress- You need protection or a sense of safety to help you receive services

Effectiveness- You need devices, services, or better access to otherwise unaffordable equipment to help you live comfortably.

 

SAFE Ideas that could be implemented by the Task Force for these Units are:

To address PTSD, Autism, OCD, ADHD, etc.

Music Proof Sound insulation
Service Animal friendly materials
Campus Based Communication devices for nonverbal individuals Visual Guides
Modular furniture & appliances to help with organization