Shoreline & Gateway East District Projects UpdateSeptember 9, 2019
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Shoreline URD
New Urban Renewal District – Shoreline: Creation of the new Shoreline URD was completed in December 2018. Its 20-year term runs from FY2020 to FY2039. The Shoreline District Plan was approved by City Council December 4, 2018, with final reading December 18, 2018. The plan was transmitted to State Tax Commission, Ada County, and taxing districts December 21, 2018. The Agency continues to work with stakeholders in the District to be proactive in bringing forth the Plan’s stated initiatives and projects.
Shoreline District – Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards Update: CCDC, in collaboration with the City, is preparing to update the Downtown Boise Streetscape Standards Manual. These standards provide guidance to private development and Agency’s Capital Improvement Plan projects about streetscape improvements in the public rights-of-way within the downtown Urban Renewal Districts.
The standards currently in effect were adopted by the City in 2015 and do not include the Shoreline District project area. This update will incorporate the Shoreline District project area as well as the innovative stormwater management strategies outlined in the City’s Lusk Street Neighborhood Master Plan and River Street Neighborhood Master Plan.
The update will be reviewed by neighborhood stakeholders, the City, and ACHD before being considered for formal approval. Once approved by the CCDC Board, the updated standards will be forwarded to the City Council and recommended for final approval and adoption into Blueprint Boise. This collaborative process will begin once Agency funds are allocated to the project to pay for the necessary consultant services.
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Gateway East URD
New Urban Renewal District – Gateway East: Creation of the new Gateway East URD to develop east Boise industrial property was completed in December 2018. Its 20-year term runs from FY2020 to FY2039. The Gateway East Plan was approved by the City Council on December 11, 2018 with final reading December 18, 2018. It was transmitted to State Tax Commission, Ada County, and taxing districts December 21, 2018.
Gateway East Participation Program: The Board adopted a standalone participation program from Gateway East its July 15, 2019 meeting. The Agency is in the process of revising administrative documents to conform with the new policy.
Gowen Road – ACHD Cost Share – PP Type 4: ACHD will replace the Gowen Road Bridge over the railroad right-of-way including widening to accommodate bike lanes and sidewalks. The Agency is working on a cost share/participation agreement to install fiber optic conduit and accommodate a future pathway under the bridge consistent with the Gateway East Plan. ACHD and the Agency executed a cost share/participation agreement on May 13, 2019 to accommodate a future pathway under the bridge consistent with the Gateway East Plan. The cost share is estimated to be approximately $380,000 due upon completion of construction, but no sooner than October 1, 2022. The Agency is working with City of Boise and ACHD to negotiate a separate cost share agreement for conduit installation estimated to cost approximately $65,000.