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Shoreline & Gateway East District Projects Update

August 9, 2021

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News Update on CCDC Projects in the Shoreline URD


Economic Development

17th Street Reinvestment Study: CCDC has prepared a neighborhood level study for the western portion of the Shoreline URD generally bounded by the I-184 Connector, Americana Blvd and the Boise River.  The objective of this project is to identify opportunities for public investment by CCDC and partner agencies which will spur private investment in the study area.  CCDC hired Cushing Terrell to assist with evaluating existing infrastructure and land use conditions within the study area, meeting with Stakeholders (i.e. property and business owners within the study area, including the City of Boise and ACHD) to assess barriers to redevelopment and vision for the study area, and establishing a set of project and/or policy recommendations for CCDC and partner agencies to consider. The Project Team has conducted three stakeholder meetings and anticipates delivery of the final report at the end of July 2021.  Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer


1401 W Shoreline – Food Truck Park Bike Corral: The Green Acres Food Truck park opened Memorial Day weekend 2021. CCDC supported the economic and place making activation of this area with a bike corral strategically placed to serve cyclists accessing the food truck park from both the Greenbelt and the Shoreline Drive bikeway. The ACHD Common approved the license agreement in July and the corral is in its permanent location on Shoreline Drive. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar and Aaron Nelson



Update on CCDC Projects in the Gateway East URD

Economic Development

9100 S. Eisenman Road – PP Type 2:  R.L.R. Investments, LLC is building a new regional hub with an estimated total cost of $9.8 million that will include three structures – a 5,000 square foot office, 60,000 square foot freight terminal, and 9,000 square foot maintenance shop. The CCDC Board approved the Type 2 agreement in June 2020, which included approximately $385,000 in eligible expenses, at the June 2020 Board meeting.  Construction is underway on the main structure; with an estimated completion this fall.  Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

9605 S. Eisenman Road – Boise Gateway 1 – PP Type 2: Boise Gateway 1 is a 168,000 square foot industrial building project with related site improvements located at the southwest corner of Eisenman Road and Freight Street. This was the first project / phase of the 140-acre Boise Gateway Industrial Park, on land owned by the City of Boise and ground-leased to the Boyer Company for development. The project was completed last summer and the primary tenant, Verde Fulfillment, now occupies and is operating out of the building. Total project value is estimated to be $13 million, with an estimated $425,000 of Eligible Expenses. The project was designated for Type 2 assistance at the November 2019 Board meeting.  Boyer will submit final cost documentation in September 2021 after all vendors have been paid and CCDC will begin reimbursement in September 2022.   Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

2155 E. Freight Street – Boise Gateway 2 – PP Type 2: Boise Gateway 2 will be a 287,000 square foot retail sort station for online order fulfillment. This project is the second phase of the 140-acre Boise Gateway Industrial Park. Total project value is estimated to be $53,900,000 with approximately $580,000 in Eligible Expenses. The Board designated this project in February 2021 and a final Agreement is on the Board’s August agenda. Construction is expected to finish in September 2021. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

10026 S. Eisenman Road – Mr. Gas 21 – PP Type 2: Lynch Land Development is building Mr. Gas’ first Boise location off the Eisenman exit of I-84. The project will include amenities for professional drivers including trailer drop-off areas, a truck scale, bulk fuel storage facilities, temporary and overnight parking, showers, and an 11,000 square foot retail center offering prepared foods, essential goods, and showers. Total estimated development costs are approximately $12.9 million with just over $1 million spent on public improvements to extend water and sewer main lines and install a sidewalk and streetlights. CCDC estimates it will be able to reimburse $480,000 of these costs through the agreement approved March 2021. Construction has begun and completion is expected fall 2021.  Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar

1001 E. Gowen Road – AZEK – PP Type 2: Decking manufacturer AZEK recently selected Boise for the construction of their flagship location in the West. The company anticipates investing over $123 million to retrofit the old Shopko building, including $1.4M in Eligible Expenses to build a power substation and distribution bay, install a power distribution line and four street lights. The company estimates the project will create 160 new permanent jobs with a median salary of $80,000. This project will be presented to the Board for consideration for Type 2 designation in August 2021.Construction is anticipated to commence later this year with full operation beginning in early 2022. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar 


Gowen Road – ACHD Cost Share – PP Type 4:  This is a cost-share project with an ACHD bridge replacement project on Gowen Road at the railroad crossing.  CCDC-funded improvements include installation of a fiber-optic conduit bank between Exchange Street and Eisenman Road, a wider sidewalk on the approaches to the bridge and a longer bridge span which will accommodate a future rail with trail pathway under the bridge.  At its May 2020 meeting, the CCDC Board approved an amended cost share permit and interagency agreement for these improvements.  Construction of the improvements is underway. A Construction Change Order request from ACHD is anticipated in August 2021 to cover additional costs associated with modifying the proposed subterranean fiber optic vault size for two locations.  The cost of this change is anticipated to be within the available project budget.  Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer


Production Street and Gowen Road Utilities: This project will install new fiber optic conduit banks and associated vaults along Production Street and Gowen Road for the City to enhance data connectivity within city limits. CCDC issued a formal invitation to bid on July 22 and bids are due by August 12, 2021.  Project Lead: Amy Fimbel