Capital City Development Corporation Invites Proposals for a Catalytic Redevelopment Project in Downtown BoiseMay 17, 2021
BOISE, Idaho – Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a mixed-income, housing-focused redevelopment project located on Block 68 in downtown Boise.
Block 68, which refers to the original Boise town site platting, is bordered by State, Jefferson, 10th and 11th Streets. CCDC purchased two properties on the block in 2018 with the hopes of creating a project that would spur redevelopment in the area that serves the neighborhood and its many community assets in the decades to come. With the Block 68 RFP, the Agency aims to develop housing that fills gaps unmet by the private market and expands housing opportunities for Boise’s workforce and their families.
The RFP document and other related materials are available to download at www.ccdc.agency. Proposals should be submitted to the Agency by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
“Our Agency has worked for several years to see this area’s full-potential realized,” CCDC Executive Director John Brunelle said. “Recent collaborative efforts with our stakeholders have helped define what the key outcomes for this RFP to ensure we meet our community’s needs. We look forward to seeing the distinct concepts for Block 68 and the ingenuity that our development community will bring to a project like this.”
Proposals will be reviewed and scored based on their ability to meet the criteria in five priority areas – Grow Our Housing, Mobility, Urban Development and Architectural Design, Economic Development, and Sustainability. Developers are expected to provide a minimum of 225 housing units with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.
Beyond housing, the Block 68 Project will add convenient retail and business opportunities and make it easier to bus, bike and walk. Mobility infrastructure and initiatives are key outcomes for the Block 68 RFP. Development is expected to integrate with the upcoming 11th Street Bikeway, and align with the “Building a Better State Street” initiative. Additionally, proposals are encouraged to integrate a shared-use public parking and mobility structure that consolidates surface parking in the area to support current uses and near-term future growth. CCDC has made up to $10 million available to partner in a parking and mobility structure.
Other outcomes prioritized in the Block 68 RFP include aspirational architecture that creates an exceptional built environment and mitigating climate impacts through sustainable development practices such as powering buildings with alternative energy sources.
CCDC collaborated with the City of Boise’s Planning and Development Services, Housing and Community Development, Public Works and the Climate Action team, the Office of the Mayor, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association in preparing the RFP. The Agency plans to take board action on the submitted proposals in December 2021 and select the winning proposal at that time.
This is the fifth time CCDC has employed the public disposition and development agreement process since 2014, with the most recent project being the 1721 (formerly 1715) W. Idaho Street Housing Infill Development Project. CCDC RFP’s have led to the construction of several mixed-use developments including The Afton Condominiums; The Watercooler Live/Work building and Txikiteo restaurant; and the Ash Street Townhomes.
Project images and maps available HERE.
About Capital City Development Corporation:
Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) is the redevelopment and urban renewal agency for Boise, Idaho, founded by the City of Boise in 1965. Today, CCDC is a public redevelopment agency serving as a catalyst for quality private development through urban design, economic development and infrastructure investment with a goal of igniting diverse economic growth, building attractive urban centers, and promoting healthy community design. www.ccdcboise.com.
Jordyn Neerdaels, Capital City Development Corporation