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Canyon rim shopping centers cost new owners a pretty penny
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Canyon rim shopping centers cost new owners a pretty penny

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TWIN FALLS — When Wood Investments Companies announced in January it had purchased Canyon Park East and West, the two shopping centers along the Snake River Canyon rim, it declined to share the price tag on the massive real estate investment.

That sales price has now been announced by the broker, Mountain West Commercial Real Estate. The purchase cost Wood Investments $50 million. The Woodbury Corporation and Ray Neilsen were the sellers of the property and had been referred to as Geronimo LLC in past press releases.

Canyon Park East and West

Canyon Park East and West sit at the entrance to Twin Falls, just after the Perrine Bridge. 

The site for one of Twin Falls’ most controversial development projects in recent memory is part of the purchase.

Canyon Park West includes the empty pad along the rim that is slated for a new, four-story hotel. The hotel faced significant opposition from residents and local geologists due to concerns about height and proximity to the canyon rim. Engineers for the hotel said that the building would be safe and not in danger of falling into the canyon. The City Council approved the project.

Home2 Suites in Hilton

McNeill Hotel Co. and GBA Architecture and Design provided this rendering of the proposed Home2 Suites hotel on the Snake River Canyon rim, obtained via the agenda packet for the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The new owners have done extensive research on the proposed hotel, and would like to see it built, Wood Investments Companies Managing General Partner Patrick Wood told the Times-News when the sale was announced.

Canyon Park East and West sit atop more than 30 acres and include major chains such as Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Outback Steakhouse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Petco, among many others.

There are also undeveloped pads within the Canyon Park West that might not stay undeveloped for long.

Canyon Park West

Canyon Park West includes the site of a controversial hotel project along the canyon rim. 

“There’s plans for a bunch of different stuff,” Wood said, adding that his company’s approach to Canyon Park West won’t differ much from Geronimo’s.

Wood Investments Companies is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.

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