Franklin Towne Plaza
Franklin Towne Plaza (FTP) is a flagship project which Hawkins Companies has retained for nearly thirty years. Prior to being one of Boise’s busiest retail centers, this land consisted of 72 single family homes and lots. Partners Gary Hawkins and Steve Smith saw the immense potential in this location as plans were announced to construct Boise Towne Square, kitty-corner to this location. Through persistent dedication, door-to-door visits, multiple negotiations and a possible sprinkle of divine favor, all 72 lots were individually acquired.
After the rezoning and predevelopment work was complete, the site was turned into Franklin Towne Plaza, the home of Idaho’s first Costco. After many years, Costco decided to vacate FTP to build a larger store which opened the door for Hawkins to bring Idaho its first Cabela’s. To Hawkins Companies, FTP will always be a legacy project that serves as a cornerstone to which the company has thrived and prospered.