For Sale: 3,775 Acre River Rim Ranch

River Rim Ranch is located 7 miles west of Tetonia on Highway 33, providing convenient access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, world-class hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, and skiing.  Green Canyon Hot Springs is just a few minutes away. The city of Idaho Falls is located 60 miles to the southwest, and skiing at Grand Targhee or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is just a short drive away.
The property features:

  • Elevated panoramic views of the Teton, Big Hole, and Centennial Mountain ranges, including breathtaking four peak cathedral views of the Tetons
  • Over two miles of Teton River frontage with spectacular canyon views and river access
  • Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing
  • Greg Norman Signature Golf Course (designed and shaped)
  • 654 cabin, home, and equestrian sites (218 sold and 436 available) plus 6 commercial lots
  • Ready to build home sites with all utilities to lot edge
  • Structures include the West Rim Office Building, the Ranch Manager’s home and barn, and the Overlook Lodge
  • Over 1/3 of the acreage is final plat approved
  • River Rim’s Master Plan protects the natural landscape and agricultural heritage , adhering to Teton County’s Agricultural Planned Unit Development criteria

New Potato Plant Breaks Ground in the Burley / Heyburn, Idaho Industrial Park

Burley, ID: A new potato dehydration plant that will bring 50 new jobs to the area broke ground yesterday at the Burley/Heyburn Industrial Park. City of Burley Economic Developer Doug Manning said the Oregon Potato Co., which will do business in Idaho as Gem State Processing, has its headquarters in Pasco, Washington.

“We’ve been working with company representatives from Gem State Processing for several weeks, and we’re excited to see the beginning of construction,” Manning said in a written statement. “The development will help diversify the local economy and create jobs.”

Manning said Tuesday that during a phone interview that most of the company’s new hires will be local residents. The company plans to begin operations by the second quarter of 2011, said Bill Schow, general manager for Gem State Processing. Manning said the company will produce a potato flake that will be used in other products. The company will be located toward the north end of the industrial park.

Burley officials along with officials from the city of Heyburn and Minidoka County and the Boyer Co., which manages the industrial park, have been actively involved in negotiations in order to get the project off the ground, Manning said. The project contractor is Max Gabbard Construction of Yakima, Wash.

“You never know what might happen because of this one,” Manning said, adding that he may have another economic development announcement later this month.

(Originally in the Magic Valley Times-News, 08-11-2010, Written by Laurie Welch.)

Boise-Based Developer Enthusiastic About Projects in Idaho Falls

Thomas Development is pleased to announce its plans to renovate Constitution Plaza in Idaho Falls, formerly known as the “EICAP Building”, which they recently purchased from the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership.  Tom and Barbara Mannschreck, the owners of Thomas Development, love downtown Idaho Falls and see great potential in the 16,440 square foot building that boasts its own parking lot directly across from the city offices.  Thomas Development also owns and has renovated the nearby Earl Building at 525 Park Avenue.

Tom and Barbara have been working closely with downtown Idaho Falls experts, their development team, and their local property manager and broker Steven Frei to plan the renovations, which includes renaming the building “Constitution Plaza”.  John Hart, the director of Downtown Idaho Falls Development Corporation and Jan Blickenstaff, the City of Idaho Falls grants administrator, have been extremely helpful.  Jan is retiring but plans to remain available as a resource to the city and developers because of his commitment to Idaho Falls. Constitution Plaza will be extensively renovated, both interior and exterior. The owners will seek LEED certification and will also apply to the Idaho Falls Historic Preservation Commission for historic façade renovation grants.

The Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership will move all of its operations to a single location in 2011.  Constitution Plaza will then become available for lease for one large or several smaller office tenants. Steven Frei and Brent Butikofer of NAI Commerce One brokered the sale of the building and may be contacted about leasing opportunities.

Thomas Development has two other developments in Idaho Falls. Rosslare on 12th and Hoopes is an affordable 48 Unit senior apartment and opened last summer.  Summerhill is an 80 unit housing development that opened this month.
Summerhill “follows our pattern of developing low- and moderate- income housing for families,” said Tom Mannschreck.  Like the adjacent Rosslare development, Summerhill will have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

For questions, please contact Kaly Shippen at (208) 525-8088 or email