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River Myrtle – Old Boise District – Project Updates

March 13, 2023

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150 S. 5th St. – CW Moore Park Improvements – PP Type 4 Partnership with Boise Parks:  This partnership with Boise City Parks and Recreation will upgrade CW Moore Park. The Agency is working with the Parks Department to help fund the improvements, not to exceed $200,000. The Board approved the project in March for T4 Agreement Designation. Staff is awaiting further information while the City reviews the project’s scope. Project Lead: Karl Woods

210 W Main St. US Assay Office Pathway & Landscaping – PP Type 1: Landscaping and historical improvements on the US Assay Office. The Board approved an agreement in August, and work is underway. Project Lead: Kevin Holmes

1201 W. Grove St. – The Broadstone Saratoga – PP Type 4:  334-unit mixed-use development with 377 parking spaces and ground floor retail. With $100M in total development costs, the Agency expects a $1.3M reimbursement for alley improvements, streetscapes, and utility work. The project coordinates overlapping public improvements with the Rebuild Linen Blocks on Grove Street capital project between 12th and 13th Streets. The Board designated the project for Type 4 Capital Improvement Project Coordination participation in August. The Agency will present a final agreement for Board approval in April. Project Lead: Kevin Holmes

200 N. 4th St. – ICCU Plaza – PP Type 2: BVA Development is constructing a building with a 13-story tower, which will be commercial/office space, and an 11-story tower, which will be residential/multi-family. One hundred twenty-five apartments and 150,000 square feet of Class A office space are included. The public improvements eligible for CCDC reimbursement include streetscapes along 4th St, Main St, and Bannock St. Utility upgrades and expansion work includes upgrading and undergrounding power, new underground fiber, and the sewer expansion mainline. Total Development Costs are estimated at $124 million, and Eligible Expenses at $2.2 million. The project is requesting the use of CIP funds dedicated to housing developments which will be completed before the expiration of the RMOB District. The Board designated the project for Type 2 participation in January. The Agency is negotiating a final agreement for Board approval in spring. Project Lead: Kevin Holmes

1110 W. River St. – 11th & River – PP Type 2: The Agency received an application from deChase Miksis to participate in this project to construct a six-story mixed-use building with 126 residential units and 1,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The request includes a workforce housing component, with 10% of the units proposed to be rent restricted and reserved for income-qualified residents. Public improvements submitted for CCDC reimbursement include streetscapes along 11th, River, and Ash Streets and the reconstruction of a public alley. Submitted public utility work includes upgraded water lines, additional stormwater management infrastructure along the streets, and re-routing gas, sewer, and fiber lines out of the alley. Total Development Costs are estimated at $50 million, and Eligible Expenses are $1.1 million. The project is requesting the use of CIP funds dedicated to housing developments to be completed before the expiration of the RMOB District. The Agency will present the item to the Board for designation in March. Project Lead: Kevin Holmes

1011 W. Grove St. – Marriot AC/Element Hotel – PP Type 4:  Pennbridge Lodging, a hotel developer and manager, has submitted a Type 4 application for a 15-story, dual-branded hotel with 296 rooms and ground-floor office space. The project has an estimated total development cost of $100 million and has requested approximately $1.1 million in reimbursement for streetscapes and utility work. The project coordinates two overlapping capital projects, the Linen Blocks on Grove Street between 10th and 11th Streets and the Rebuild 11th Street Blocks between Grove and Front Streets. The Agency will present the item to the Board for designation in March. Project Lead: Kevin Holmes


“Rebuild 11th Street Blocks” – Redevelopment of the 11th Street Corridor – State Street to Grove Street:  This project combines the installation of bikeway infrastructure, streetscape improvements, ACHD-planned pavement rehabilitation, and stormwater infrastructure upgrades. A full report is located under the Westside District. Project Lead: Amy Fimbel

RMOB Closeout Inventory and Analysis: This project identified locations where streetscape infrastructure repairs or upgrades are needed to address minor deficiencies, deterioration, or hazards within the streetscapes of existing rights-of-way. CCDC contracted with Stack Rock Group to perform the district-wide assessment of current conditions and identify locations needing improvements. Sites identified through this effort will be prioritized to inform the programming of closeout project work prior to RMOB sunset. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer


5th & 6th Streets Two-Way Conversion: CCDC is assisting the City of Boise with this high-priority project to convert the two existing one-way corridors to two-way vehicle travel. ACHD previously conducted feasibility studies, performed a concept analysis, and initiated final design work before putting the project on hold in early 2019. CCDC will assist the City by managing the remainder of the Final Design, Agency approval, and construction processes. In December 2022, CCDC entered an Interagency Cost Share Agreement with ACHD to complete the design and outreach of the project. The Board approved Task Order 19-005 for preliminary and final design at the January 2023 Board Meeting. Staff anticipates that the final construction documents will be complete midway through FY2024. At this time, an additional Interagency Cost Share Agreement with ACHD will be negotiated, and the project will be bid for construction. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer

South 5th & Myrtle Streets – Signalized Crossing: This project anticipates installing a traffic signal on Myrtle Street at the 5th Street intersection to provide a safe crossing between Julia Davis Park and the Central Addition and to extend the signal-coordinated traffic calming of Myrtle Street. CCDC will incorporate traffic signal improvements in the 5th & 6th Two-Way Conversion project listed above. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer

Place Making

Grove Street Old Boise Blocks – Multi-Block Improvement ProjectCCDC conducted an inclusive, community-driven visioning process to develop a place-making strategy for this site. The process began in June 2020 with a series of stakeholder visioning meetings to create a community-supported vision for the area. The public had several opportunities to engage in the visioning process through the summer and fall of 2020. The Agency presented the visioning documents to the Board at its December 14, 2020, meeting. The Agency selected Jensen Belts Associates as the Landscape Architect of Record for the project in February. The Board approved the ranking of Guho Corp. as the selected Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the project at the April Board meeting. Stakeholder meetings are complete, and the project was presented to the City Council in July 2021. CCDC received a draft memo from the City, which proposed tasks and a road map to gain design review approval for the project. CCDC has responded to the memo.

CCDC submitted a DR package for review on March 4 and met with the City on April 11 to discuss the submittal. CCDC received a letter regarding the submittal on April 15 and had a follow-up meeting with the City on April 25. CCDC revised and resubmitted the drawings on June 10, 2022. CCDC has worked with the City and ACHD to gain approval for a city-directed curbless street design. CCDC is working on construction documents. The construction documents will be submitted on March 13. Project Lead: Karl Woods

Linen Blocks – West Grove Street Improvements:  This project will catalyze infrastructure improvements on Grove Street between 10th and 16th Streets. CCDC conducted an inclusive, community-driven visioning process for the project from September 2020 to June 2021. The process included a series of stakeholder visioning meetings and public surveys and resulted in a final visioning document. GGLO started design in July 2021 and submitted draft final design plans to ACHD and the City of Boise in September 2022. The Board approved Guho Corp. as the selected CM/GC for the project at the October 2021 Board Meeting. Amendment No. 1 to Guho’s contract for advanced sewer relocation work was approved at the October 10, 2022, Board meeting. Guho started sewer construction in November 2022 and anticipates construction of the full improvements in March 2023 once permitting approvals are complete. Project Lead: Amy Fimbel

Boise Canal Multi-Use Pathway – 3rd Street to Broadway:  As identified in the recently adopted 2022 City of Boise Pathway Master Plan and the 2020 Old Boise Blocks Visioning Report, this project anticipates constructing a non-motorized, multi-use pathway generally aligned with the Grove Street corridor, connecting 3rd Street to Broadway Avenue at the recently installed enhanced pedestrian crossing to Dona Larsen Park. Because no continuous public right-of-way exists within which to construct the pathway, close coordination and cooperation with property owners will be essential. CCDC has initiated preliminary discussions with property owners and Agency partners. CCDC selected The Land Group to assist with design and construction administration services through a competitive RFQ process. The consultant will begin design work in March 2023. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer

Fulton Street Improvements – 9th Street to Capitol Boulevard:  This project will improve Fulton Street between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard. CCDC selected The Land Group to perform consultant design services for the project. The final design was completed in October 2022, and ACHD is currently reviewing the final plans. CCDC advertised the project for bids on February 28, 2023. Bid opening is scheduled for March 22, 2023Construction will begin spring 2023. Project Lead: Kassi Brown

521 W. Grove St. – Public Space

This project will develop an Agency-owned parcel at 521 W. Grove St. into a public space that celebrates the neighborhood’s multicultural history, provides additional event space to support street festivals on the adjacent Basque Block, and catalyzes placemaking with adjacent private investment and overall neighborhood investment strategy. This project is in collaboration with Boise Parks Department, which will assume ownership, operation, and maintenance. A Design Team was selected through an RFQ process. Staff received Board approval for the selection of the Design Team in October. A CMGC was selected through an RFQ process, and the selection was approved by the Board in December. Staff issued a public programming survey for the project on January 9. The survey closed on January 25, and the results are being analyzed in preparation for a design alternatives public open house scheduled for April 6. Project Lead: Karl Woods

Special Projects

RMOB Public Art – City of Boise Broad Street Sculpture – PP Type 4:  The Arts & History Commission approved the design in October 2020. CCDC supported the project through funding and involvement in the selection process. Fabrication of the sculpture is complete, and Arts & History has decided to store the sculpture until the completion of the Ovation Apartment construction to avoid potential damage to the sculpture.  Project Lead: Karl Woods