521 Grove Street
A partnership between Capital City Development Corp. (CCDC), Boise Parks and Recreation, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History to bring a new public space to downtown that celebrates the history of the Old Boise Neighborhood.
We Want to Hear From You!
We invite you and your friends and family to provide your ideas and input for the potential public space by completing a brief online survey. Once complete, you can sign up to receive future updates about the progress of the public space.
About the Project
In January 2022, CCDC purchased a 0.21-acre parcel located at 521 W. Grove Street to create a public park space that celebrates the multi-cultural aspects of the Old Boise Neighborhood. The new public space, as envisioned by the Old Boise community, would potentially provide an area where people can enjoy the outdoors, gather for community events and street festivals on the adjacent Basque Block, and learn about and connect with the multi-cultural and historic richness of one of Boise’s oldest neighborhoods.
The Old Boise Blocks on Grove Street is an area of the Old Boise neighborhood on the eastside of downtown where focused investment—both public and private—is underway. Several new residential buildings have been completed adjacent to the new park’s location, bringing residents back to the neighborhood. Additionally, a new hotel and commercial spaces have been built nearby. The new park space will serve as a public amenity and gathering place for nearby residents, employees and visitors to downtown Boise.
CCDC is leading the development of this public space in partnership with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, which will take over long-term ownership of the site once it’s completed. The Boise City Department of Arts & History will lead the public art process, including the call-for-artists and selection of a final artist to create a piece for the new public space.
Throughout the design of the new public area, there will be several opportunities for community members to provide input and feedback about the overall design and the included amenities. Check this project page periodically for upcoming opportunities such as surveys and open houses, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.
Karl Woods is the project manager on this project.
Project Resources and Reports
Grove Street History – Boise Parks and Recreation, Boise City Department of Arts & History