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BVA Dev unveils plans for 114-acre development in Caldwell

By Ryan Suppe, Idaho Press

CALDWELL — Local developer Ball Ventures Ahlquist on Tuesday announced plans to build a 114-acre mixed-use development in Caldwell.

The North Ranch Business Park, located near Highway 20/26 and Smeed Parkway, will include light industrial and flexible, or “flex,” office space totaling more than 1.4 million square feet, as well as more than 80,000 square feet of retail and medical offices.

Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas told the Idaho Press in a phone interview that the project will be of similar value and scope to Sky Ranch Business Park on the south side of Highway 20/26, and expects the businesses in the park to create hundreds of jobs.

“It’s a really big deal,” Nancolas said.

Meridian-based Ball Ventures Ahlquist, or BVA, is known for its high-end commercial office developments, such as Ten Mile Crossing, home to Paylocity and AmeriBen. The development company was co-founded in 2018 by Tommy Ahlquist, formerly of Gardener Company, and Ball Ventures.

North Ranch will be a new type of product for the developer, according to Ahlquist, BVA’s CEO, who spoke to the Idaho Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

“It’s a little new for us because it’s going to have some flex and some industrial uses,” Ahlquist said.