Portneuf Development
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Portneuf Valley's Premier developer & Builder


Building since 76'


42 years



Portneuf Development LLC experience include local and national locations and include:

  • Residential communities
  • Hydroelectric plants
  • Nuclear power facilities
  • Wind farms
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Parking garages
  • Casinos

Executive Team

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Director of Operations & Acquisition

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

Ken Pape has forty years' experience in real estate development, first as a construction worker, and then as a building contractor and a developer.  His areas of expertise include: planning and development, construction, project management, and marketing and sales.  He began his career as part of a building crew, but since then has contributed to building hydroelectric plants, nuclear power facilities and wind farms, schools, churches, parking garages, and casinos throughout the United States .  He has developed three separate sub divisions, acting as general contractor and director of operations.

Ken has a passion for quality building and environmental responsibility in his projects. He currently owns and manages Nuclear Grout and Sealant Supply (NGS) and is involved in nuclear and wind energy sales. He is NQA-1 certified, further testament to his dedication to the environment and quality assurance.  Northgate District is the culmination of his  years of experience and dedication  to excellence. He agrees with Joyce Meyer

"I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you."
  Chief Executive Manager

Chief Executive Manager



Director of Construction & Senior Project Managment

"There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street." Willie Stargell

Nathan Well s is a local contractor and real estate investor.  He has more than thirty years' experience in the construction  industry in both commercial and residential building. Nathan has an appreciation for high-quality workmanship; his building standards have secured his reputation  as a quality builder.  The Northgate District Project appeals to Nathan's family values.  Building up his hometown into a place where his children will someday grow their own families is a dream that he is working to realize.




Director of Construction & Senior Project Management

"The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others." Friedrich Nietzsche

Patrick Pape has been in construction since 1976.  He worked on hydroelectric plants in the early to mid- 1980's and opened his own business in 1988.  He has built several subdivisions and hundreds of homes in Bannock County since the late 1990's and early 2000' s.  During his time with NGS Supply, he worked with product manufacturers to teach clients how to use products effectively and safely.  Pat believes in honesty and integrity , and this ethic shows in his business practices .





Project Manager

Michael (Mike) R. Jaglowski, PE, CPESC has actively worked within the civil engineering sciences since 1996 throughout Idaho.  Upon Graduation from University of Idaho in 1998 (BSCE) his efforts were focused on municipal infrastructure and community planning while he was a member of two successful private consulting firms. In 2014, he joined the City of Pocatello as the Public Works Director where he managed 6 departments including Engineering and Surveying, 3 Public Utilities, Streets and Traffic, and Environmental Sciences. Over the Mike’s 22-year Engineering tenure, he has either been the engineer in responsible charge or directly involved with over 150 projects recognizing hundreds of millions of dollars of planning, engineering design, and construction projects through southern and eastern Idaho.  Mike is a Partner of with Portneuf Development, LLC since early 2017 and is responsible for the Development, Planning, and Design of the Phase 1 Northgate Communities.  He recognizes that the experience and personal relations gained within the local Portneuf Valley community coupled to the professional and construction experience suits him well to undertake the tasks within Northgate Project. Mike and his family relocated to Pocatello in 2002 where they currently reside.  Mike loves the outdoors, fitness, and professional opportunities of the Portneuf Valley and chooses to raise his family in area.


Northgate District

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A Master Planned Community with Smart Technology Integration.

Northgate is a Millennial City, a place where the American Dream is restored, and well-paying jobs coexist with excellent, affordable housing.  Each neighborhood owns its own style and artfully combines housing diversity.  

At its heart: New Urbanism, idealistic design that allows you to walk or bike to work and wander to grocery stores, retail shops, restaurants, concerts, events, and parks.  Northgate's spaces will be alive with buzz, full of interaction and commerce, and activated socially.  The community will provide over 1 million square feet of office space, capable of housing thousands of jobs, integrated with southeast Idaho's finest destination retail center.  

Wherever you are in Northgate, you'll connect easily to our parks, miles of dedicated paths and trails, and look out of balconies onto open spaces. Sycamore trees will grace the parkways, iron lamps will light your way, and unique colors and textures will invite you home.

In the coming months, the Northgate Master Plan will be completed and its unique neighborhoods will be presented publicly. The choice for a new living experience in Pocatello will begin to transform in 2017. 

Northgate features a live, work, and play environment, delivering Idaho's first truly walkable, bikeable community experience, and will be designed and built to LEED green neighborhood standards with full Smart Home automation for every unit.


Master Plan

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