River-Myrtle/Old Boise URD Projects UpdateMarch 18, 2019
News Update on CCDC Projects in the River-Myrtle/Old Boise URD
The city’s largest district, River-Myrtle/Old Boise is made up of two distinct zones: the areas adjacent to the Boise River, public parks, and the historic downtown section known as Old Boise.
6th and Front Streets – Hotel and Parking Garage – PP Type 3, 5: Excavation and utility work is underway at 6th and Front streets. The parking garage is scheduled to be complete in early 2020, with the hotel to follow in summer 2020.
505 W. Idaho Street – The Gibson – PP Type 2, 4: The Gibson apartment building is complete and approximately 75 percent leased. The Agency inspected improvements subject to reimbursement under participation agreements, and is awaiting some final documentation from the developer.
503-647 S. Ash Street – Ash Street Townhomes– Agency Disposition PP Type 5: In 2018, through a competitive RFQ/P process this property was sold to deChase/Miksis for the purpose of transforming these underutilized parcels into workforce housing. The Ash Street Townhomes will add 34 workforce rental housing units as well as a small retail space along the Pioneer Pathway. The development should be completed summer 2019. Upon successful completion, Agency Disposition and Development Agreement commits to a land write down and the reimbursement of public utilities in and around the site.
611 S. 8th Street – Afton Phase I – Agency Disposition PP Type 5: In 2001, CCDC acquired this site for redevelopment then it sold in two phases to RMH Company following a 2013 competitive RFQ/P process. Phase I units are completed, sold, and occupied. A unique restaurant, Kiwi Shake & Bake, opened in December 2018 at corner of 8th and River Streets.
620 S. 9th Street – Afton Phase II – Agency Disposition PP Type 5: In 2001, CCDC acquired this site for redevelopment then it sold in two phases to RMH Company following a 2013 competitive RFQ/P process. Phase II construction is well underway and the final transaction with the developer is planned for late 2019.
500 S. 8th Street – Trailhead – Agency Leased Property: This 60-month lease entered Year Five on February 1, 2019, which decreases the Agency’s expenses related to utilities to 60 percent. Facility operations and maintenance continue at a normalized level, while event and user programming by Actuate Boise remains active. Trailhead’s new Executive Director is scheduled to provide the required annual report to the CCDC Board at its March meeting. Trailhead will be a Treefort venue and will participate in the “First Thursday Treefort 2019 Window Walk.”
410 S. Capitol Blvd – Marriott Residence Inn – PP Type 2: The project’s first reimbursement is scheduled to be paid in September of 2019.
200 Myrtle Street – Boise Caddis – PP Type 2: The developer submitted a Type 2 application in February. The Agency will bring the project to the Board for designation at its March 11, 2019 meeting. The request includes approximately $1.2 million in public improvements for 2nd, 3rd, Myrtle streets and a small portion of Broad Street.
406 Broad Street – Cartee Apartments – PP Type 2: The CCDC Board formally designated The Cartee as eligible for Type 2 funding at its February 11, 2019 meeting. An agreement will be presented to the Board for approval at its March 11, 2019 meeting. The agreement contemplates approximately $1.3 million in eligible expenses to be reimbursed using the project’s 2023-25 tax increment dollars.
429 10th Street – Agency Owned – PP Type 5 (RFP): The CCDC Board approved the Option to Convey Agreement with the City for this .08-acre parcel at its February 11, 2019 meeting. The Agency anticipates a Disposition Agreement will come to the Board for approval in the coming months.
535 S. 15th Street – River Street Lofts – PP Type 1: Construction continues on the ten townhomes. The construction method is different than traditional timber-building, as the developer/contractor builds using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). The forms are installed level by level and concrete is poured into the forms. Then the interior framing is complete on each level, before the next floor is built. The developer has offered an Agency` tour in the late spring, and plans to be complete with construction in early summer.
5th and Grove Streets Utilities – Underground & Conduit: This project consists of the design and construction to underground the utilities and install a conduit bank on 5th Street from Front Street to Main Street. Idaho Power and Quadrant Consulting are working on plans, expected in March. Easement agreements are complete.
11th Street Streetscape – Grove Street to River Street: These streetscape improvements are slated for construction in FY23. To maximize public investment, the Agency is working closely with ACHD on a current project, the 11th Street bikeway facilities. To ensure that cooperative and coordinated solutions are developed by ACHD and the Agency in their respective planning processes, the Agency is conducting planning and design on a similar schedule to ACHD.
River Street Streetscape – 11th Street to Ash Street: Design and construction of 2018 streetscape improvements on River Street between Ash Street and 12th Street. Construction complete. Substantial completion punch list items complete. Closeout documents have been received.
6th Street Streetscape – Front Street to Main Street: Design and construction of streetscapes on 6th Street between Main and Front streets. The Land Group has been hired as the design professional for the project. The Design Review (DR) package will be submitted to City of Boise the week of March 11, 2019.
|October 9, 2018
|RFP issued to three on-call design professional firms
|November 5, 2018
|The Land Group selected as design professional of record
|Task Order with final scope of work for project executed
|DR package submitted to City of Boise.
RMOB – Consolidated Newspaper Boxes: CCDC and the City are coordinating purchase and installation of new consolidated newspaper boxes. The Agency is awaiting the city code changes to the Downtown Streetscape Standards that will allow this project to move forward, possibly in April 2019.
122 N. 5th Street – Shops at 5th – PP Type 1: The developer is no longer proceeding with this project and the property has been sold. The Agency will send a formal termination letter for the existing Type 1 Agreement. However, should a new project move forward on the site, the developer can submit a new application for Participation Program funding.
204 N. Capitol Blvd – Adelmann Building – PP Type 1: Drawings have been submitted for permit, and developer is working to resolve structural concerns.
390 S. Capitol Blvd – Mod Pizza – PP Type 1: The CCDC Board formally designated this project as eligible for Type 1 funding at its February 11, 2019 meeting. The Agency negotiated a Type 1 Participation Agreement and will be requesting Board approval at the March 11, 2019 meeting. Eligible expenses in the Type 1 Agreement total approximately $100,000 for awnings and minimal sidewalk improvements.
5th St and Myrtle St – Signalized Crossing: Kittelson & Associates is working on a preliminary warrant analysis for a new signalized crossing at S. 5th and Myrtle streets.
RMOB Circulator – Preliminary Engineering: CCDC is partnering with the City of Boise to split the costs of preliminary engineering for the Downtown Circulator project. The Agency stands ready to assist and anticipates direction in the near future.
ParkBOI – Capitol & Myrtle Parking Garage – Agency Owned Property: There were multiple snow events during the month of January. The Contractor responsible for plowing and deicing performed well. No significant disruption in service to garage customers was reported.
ParkBOI – 9th & Front Parking Garage – Agency Owned Property: The Agency is scoping a project to hire a materials testing consultant to evaluate the stair towers for chloride intrusion. The deliverable will be a report, the results of which will be used to update the Agency’s Parking Reinvestment Plan. There were multiple snow events during the month of January, the Contractor responsible for plowing and deicing performed well. No significant disruption in service to garage customers was reported.
ParkBOI – 11th & Front Parking Garage – Agency Owned Property: A warranty walk-through was conducted on January 7, 2019. Representatives were present from CCDC and all condominium partners. A number of “punch list” items were identified, and following the inspection: the contractor caulked the threshold in mid-January and the leaking has ceased; the contractor also adjusted the Fire Riser Room Door and has corrected the issue. On February 1, 2019, the contractor ground down a portion of the drain at the bottom of the level 4 ramp in an effort to improve drainage. The Agency investigated the drainage issue the week of February 4, 2019. The drain performed better. The Parking Operator was instructed to pay special attention to ponding at this location during rain events.
5th and 6th Streets – City of Boise/ACHD Traffic Configuration: ACHD has this project on indefinite hold until there is programmed construction funding. The Agency stands ready to assist and anticipates direction in the near future.
Grove Street – Multi-Block Improvement Project: Work is in process to collaborate with the City and design professionals to develop a vision statement and design ideas. CCDC has solicited proposals from design professionals for review. Design Professional proposals have been received. Selection in collaboration with the City and contracting forthcoming.
Block 5, 33, 34, 35 – CCDC Alley Program: This project removed the overhead power and telecommunication lines in the alleys between City Hall and the Old Assay Office. Project complete.
Block 7 – CCDC Alley Program: CCDC and The Land Group reached tentative agreement with property owners on trash placement and screening, lighting options, and necessary easements. The Agency will present the schematic concept to the Board at its March meeting.
RMOB Public Art – City of Boise Traffic Boxes – PP Type 4: The City Arts & History Department issued the Call-To-Artists to select artists for the project. A selection panel is scheduled for March 4, 2019 to review content to be developed. The T4 Agreement between CCDC and the City was approved by the CCDC Board on February 11, 2019. Artists were selected on March 4, 2019.
8th St Public Art – City of Boise Murals – PP Type 4: CCDC is working with the City Arts & History Department on a T4 Agreement for murals in Simplot Alley and on 9th Street. The City is in the process of deciding how to handle easements. The Agency stands ready to assist and anticipates direction in the near future.
RMOB Public Art – City of Boise Broad Street Sculpture – PP Type 4: Call-to-Artists to be issued by the City and an artist selected for the project. The T4 Agreement was approved by the CCDC Board on February 11, 2019. The artist selection panel is scheduled for April 17, 2019.