Gardner Co. announces new upscale riverfront community in Eagle

Gardner Co. today announced it is developing a 218-lot master-planned community along the Boise River on the last significant undeveloped riverfront parcel in the City of Eagle. Named Mace River Ranch, the 192-acre property is set on the west side of Eagle Road, tucked between the north river channel and the Two Rivers subdivision to the south.

Gardner — responsible for some of the most significant commercial and retail developments in Idaho in the last several years — recently acquired the parcel from the Mace family, whose ancestors homesteaded on Eagle Island in 1887. The company also is developing the $76-million, 18-story Eighth & Main office and retail tower in downtown Boise and the library and pivot block project in downtown Nampa. Other local high-profile Gardner developments include Eagle Island Crossing, the Portico office and retail park in Meridian, and the St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Plaza. It has completed seven upscale residential developments in Utah to date.

Although Mace River Ranch will boast exquisite landscaping, abundant waterfalls, a lavish community center and pool, and a host of other amenities, walkability and waterfront views are the subdivision’s main selling points. “We’re structuring the phases of development around the water,” Tommy Ahlquist, Gardner’s chief operating officer, says. “Many of the lots have waterfront views of the Boise River or rest on ponds along the river. For Mace River Ranch residents, it will be kind of like having your own beach.”

According to Ahlquist, Gardner is leaving 40 acres undeveloped for a nature preserve that will include ponds, a stream for trout-spawning habitat, trails, and a one-mile extension of the Greenbelt. Designed by Boise River expert and environmental engineer Karl Gebhardt, the preserve is being restored to its pre-1887 condition.

Mace River Ranch homes will be available in late summer, and prices will start around $400,000. A variety of prominent area builders — including BrunoBuilt, James Clyde, Zach Evans, Paradigm Construction, Shadow Mountain, and Tradewinds — will offer residents custom and semi-custom homes.

For more information about Mace River Ranch, visit, email, or phone 208.246.8909.

Gardner Co. is a full-service real estate company specializing in the development of office, retail, industrial, and medical buildings and upscale subdivisions. Founded in 1974 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gardner possesses one of the largest real estate portfolios in the Intermountain West. Visit for more information.

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