Julia Davis Park 5th St. Entrance
5th & Myrtle
CCDC, in partnership with the City of Boise, is developing a pathway connection from the south end of 5th Street into Julia Davis Park. This connection is part of Boise’s Central Addition LIV District initiative and the Boise Parks Department’s plans for Julia Davis Park. The entrance is intended to increase the visibility and access to Julia Davis Park from Downtown Boise, as well as increase connections across Front and Myrtle streets between Julia Davis Park, the Central Addition LIV District, and downtown Boise.
The pathway project includes reconstruction of 5th Street south of Myrtle with 12’ wide stamped concrete sidewalks, 4’ wide furnishing zones for street lights and trees, a 52′ vehicular turnaround, and a 12’ wide pathway with landscaping that will take pedestrians and cyclists from the south end of 5th Street to Julia Davis Drive.
While the pathway connection into Julia Davis Park south of 5th Street will be for pedestrians and cyclists only, the project will preserve vehicular access on 5th Street south of Myrtle as it currently exists.
Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017 following the extension of a geothermal line in the area and to be complete in late Summer of 2017.
CCDC Project Manager: Karl Woods
Geothermal connection at Capitol Boulevard and Broad Street – The initial work will be to tie new geothermal lines into existing lines in Capitol Boulevard. The new lines will run east down Broad Street to a new isolation vault to be located adjacent the Marriott project. This work is anticipated to start during the middle of next week and continue into October. It is anticipated that (1) lane will be closed on Capitol to accommodate the tie in. The lane is currently closed south of Broad Street to accommodate Marriot construction, so the work will extend the closure to the north temporarily. Access will be maintained on Broad Street to accommodate deliveries to Trader Joe’s.
Streetscape Improvements between 5th and 4th Streets – The work is anticipated to begin on 9/21 and continue into November, spanning approximately (8) weeks. Broad will be closed from 5th Street to 4th Street during this period. The work entails new streetscapes and a full road rebuild in the ROW. There will be significant excavation to accommodate the green stormwater infrastructure systems consisting of suspended pavement systems as well as permeable pavers over drainage swales. If you’re unaware, the same permeable pavers have been installed adjacent George’s Cycles and CSHQA. If you would like to know more about suspended pavement systems, this is a good overview: http://www.deeproot.com/products/silva-cell/overview
Suez Water – main / service replacements – CCDC and Guho Corp are not contractually tied to the Suez work. In an effort to minimize disruption to the neighborhood, our team has coordinated with Suez, who has graciously agreed to perform their work during the same time frame. Our understanding is that starting next Wednesday, Suez will replace the water main from 5th to 2nd Street for approximately one week. The week following the main replacement, service lines will be replaced. If Suez hasn’t contacted you yet, they should be shortly to schedule the service replacements. We wanted to make sure you were aware of this activity as well.