EICAP selling office

By Clark Corbin
Post Register
Printed on Friday, February 19, 2010


Officials with Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership have signed a contract to sell their downtown headquarters at 357 Constitution Way.

The deal was reached in late January, Executive Director Russ Spain said Thursday, but a 60-day "due diligence" clause within the agree-

ment prohibited him from identifying the buyer or the sale price at this time.

EICAP officials were asking $1.1 million for the 27,000-square-foot property located across the street from Idaho Falls City Hall. The organization is still based at the Constitution Way office for the time being, a site the group has called home for more than 30 years.

EICAP, a nonprofit that provides assistance to impoverished families, seniors and those with disabilities in a nine-county area of eastern Idaho, will move its headquarters to 935 Lincoln Road later this year.

Spain awarded an approximately $1.9 million contract to Blackfoot-based MBA Construction to handle renovations at the Lincoln Road building, once the site of an indoor go-kart racing operation. Work on that office could begin within 70 days, once EICAPofficials secure funding to complete the project, Spain said.

Business reporter Clark Corbin can be reached at 542-6761. Comment on this story at Post Talk at www.postregister.com/posttalk.


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