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BOISE -- The Simplot family's plan for a special downtown meeting area gained the approval to JUMP forward.

JUMP, which is also known as Jack's Urban Meeting Place, appealed a decision by the Boise Design Review Committee, which earlier rejected the project design citing potential traffic problems and an aesthetic issue with the parking garage ceiling.

At a hearing Monday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission overturned that original decision with an 8-0 vote.

Now, the $70 million project can move forward.

JUMP will be located in downtown Boise between Myrtle Street and Front Street, and 9th Street and 11th Street.

It will include meeting places, a park, outdoor theater, and a building with interactive studios.

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