BOISE - The long-awaited office tower at 8th and Main streets in downtown Boise continues to evolve despite its uncertain time line.

Developer Gardner Co. announced Tuesday that five new tenants have signed leases in more than 50 percent of the available office space at the future Idaho headquarters of Zion's Bank. Tenants include Holland & Hart LLP, Ruth's Chris Steak House, CTA Architects Engineers, First American Title Company and the Idaho Technology Council.

What will these businesses offer?

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a New Orleans-based restaurant chain with 130 locations. The steak house chain has been open since 1965.

Legal firm Holland & Hart is a full-service corporate law office with roots in the Boise community. The company's office currently employs 40 attorneys and has been open for 70 years.

CTA Architects Engineers is a global design firm with an established office in Boise. The company has 15 other locations throughout the Mountain West, as well as Texas and New Orleans. Architects from this company are designing the office tower's interior.

First American Title Company offers insurance and settlement services and an extensive agent network located throughout the United States.

The Idaho Technology Council is a member-based business association that advocates technology development in many different areas, including agri-science and energy.

Gardner Co. says its new tenants will occupy 140,000 of the building's 268,000 total square-foot retail space.

However, despite the positive news from its developers, the project's construction timetable is still uncertain.

That's because representatives from Gardner Co. have publicly stated plans to start construction as early as April. So far, this date has been set.

Popularly known as the hole, the site at 8th and Main has been empty since a fire destroyed a previous building in 1987.

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