Developer hopes to convert Arbor Village at Hillcrest in Boise to apartments –

The owners of an assisted living facility on the Boise Bench have applied to convert it to a general apartment building.

An entity controlled by DiNapoli Capital Partners of Walnut Creek, California acquired the Arbor Village at Hillcrest property in 2019, according to Ada County Recorder records. Now, the firm is looking to convert the building at 1093 S. Hilton St. from senior living to general apartments.

“This project is proposing the conversion of an assisted-living multifamily apartment building to a

market multifamily building,” Daphne Romani with Erstad Architects wrote in an application letter to the City of Boise.

The project would convert the current 115 senior living rooms into “a maximum of” 77 apartments. The reduction in units is needed to meet zoning requirements, according to the application letter.

“This proposal is aiming to fill a much-needed void in the residential arena as housing shortages are being felt throughout the city,” Romani wrote.

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From seniors to general public

The Arbor Village property dates back to 1984 according to Ada County Assessor records. The property shares a parking lot with a now-unrelated facility across the street, the Skyline Transitional Care Center, which is not part of the proposal. It’s also near another senior living building, Heatherwood, which is also unaffected.

The exterior of the building will not change, and much of the interior floorplan will stay the same, including amenities currently used by seniors, like a dining room, game room, and fitness center. Floorplans show a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Current floorplans range from 433 to 655 square feet in size. Application materials don’t indicate the size of new models.

Even though the building will remain largely the same, it will need to win approval for a planned unit development from the City of Boise.

DiNapoli calls itself “a privately held real estate investment firm and notes it specializes in creating “capital appreciation through repurposing, redevelopment and active asset management.”

Arbor Village at Hillcrest remains open and continues to advertise for new residents.