Central District Improvements
The Boise Central Urban Renewal District statutorily sunsets in FY2018. At that time, CCDC will stop collecting tax revenue allocations for the district and will cease making public improvements therein. Considering the impending district sunset and need for repairs and minor improvements, the Agency has budgeted approximately $580,000 in FY17 to improve 8th Street (from Bannock to Main) and $868,400 in FY18 to make repairs throughout the Central District.
CCDC staff has completed a physical assessment of all 42 block faces in the Central District, which documents the existing conditions, targets deficiencies, proposes improvements, and estimates the cost of each proposed repair/improvement. Needed repairs and desired improvements have been cataloged in a field report. This includes items such as: brick pavement repair, tree grate replacement, updating furnishings, enhancing pedestrian ramps, and improving loading zones. The streetscapes and other public improvements in this district are up to 30 years old and some areas are in need of repair. Downtown growth is also changing how public space is used in the district, creating a need for some design enhancements and minor improvements to existing public spaces such as 8th Street.
Additionally, the alleyways between 9th and Capitol will be re-paved and updated as part of the construction.
Construction will begin in spring of 2018 and will be complete by September 2018.
The Project Manager for this project is Doug Woodruff.