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River-Myrtle/Old Boise URD Projects Update

June 13, 2022

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News Update on CCDC Projects in the River-Myrtle/Old Boise URD

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Economic Development

5th & Front Streets – Hotel and Parking Garage – PP Type 3, 5:  Installation of the public art piece approved for reimbursement, “Pale Blue Dot,” is expected to be complete by August 2022. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

CW Moore Park Improvements – PP Type 4 Partnership with Boise Parks:  This partnership with Boise City Parks and Recreation will provide upgrades to CW Moore Park. The Agency is working with Parks to help fund the improvements, not to exceed $200,000. The Board approved the project in March for T4 Agreement Designation. Staff is preparing the final agreement.  Project Lead: Karl Woods

1103 W Lee Street – 11th and Lee – PP Type 4: The Agency is negotiating final terms and coordination of work scope with the developer for this missing middle housing project, which overlaps with CCDC’s Rebuild 11th Street project. An Agreement will be presented for the Board’s approval in July. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

US Assay Office Pathway & Landscaping- 210 W Main St – PP Type 1: The Agency is negotiating final terms with the Developer for this public open space site improvement project. An Agreement will be presented for the Board’s approval in July. 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 will identify 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 to identify locations in need of improvements. Locations identified through this effort will be prioritized to inform the programming of closeout project work prior to RMOB sunset.  Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer



5th St & 6th St 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 and performed concept level design work prior to 2019. CCDC will assist the City by managing the Final Design, agency approval and construction processes.  A CCDC will enter a Cost Share Agreement with ACHD to complete design, outreach and construction work for portions of these corridors located outside of URD boundaries. CCDC staff is currently coordinating with ACHD, City of Boise, State of Idaho (Dept. of Admin) and ITD staff on project scope as well as outreach with property owners. Staff anticipates consultant final design work to begin summer 2022. 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 summer and fall 2020. The Agency presented the visioning documents to the Board at its December 14, 2020 meeting. The Agency selected Jensen Belts Associates in February as the Landscape Architect of Record for the project. 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 presented to 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 is revising the Design Review drawings for a resubmittal the week of June 6.  Project Lead: Karl Woods

Linen Blocks – West Grove Street Improvements:  This project assesses the Linen Blocks on Grove Street between 10th and 16th Streets for catalytic infrastructure improvements. 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 a Design Review application to the City in December 2021. GGLO plans to have a completed design by December 2022. The Board approved Guho Corp. as the selected CM/GC for the project at the October 2021 Board Meeting. Guho anticipates starting construction summer 2022 with an advanced sewer package with construction of the full improvements to follow in 2023. Project Lead: Amy Fimbel

Boise City Canal Pathway – 3rd Street to Broadway:  As identified in the recently adopted 2022 City of Boise Pathway Master Plan, 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. As recommended in the 2020 Old Boise Blocks Visioning Report, pedestrian activation and connectivity through the Grove Street corridor (including connectivity to Broadway Avenue) is important to stakeholders and the public. The project will include concept work (i.e. alternatives analysis), public outreach, final design, and construction. 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 and is developing an RFQ for design-related services.  Consultant selection and design work anticipated to begin summer 2022. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer

Fulton Street Improvements – 9th Street to Capitol Blvd:  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.  CCDC completed public outreach on the draft alternatives in February 2022 with selection of a preferred alternative by Boise City Council at a Work Session on April 5, 2022. The Board approved a task order with The Land Group for Final Design and Services during Construction at the May 2022 Board meeting. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer


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