Shoreline & Gateway East District Projects UpdateDecember 10, 2019
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Shoreline URD
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
Gateway East Participation Program: The Board adopted a standalone participation program from Gateway East at its July 2019 meeting. The first two projects under this new program were designated by the CCDC Board at the November 12 Board meeting.
9025 S Federal Way – PP Type 2: 9025 S. Federal Way is an 11,000 square foot mixed-use office and industrial project consisting of three office suites and two warehouse bays on a 1.4-acre lot located on the west side of Federal Way across from the Micron campus. The project is expected to be complete in early 2020 and is anticipated to attract small subcontractors for Micron from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to work/office space convenient to the Micron campus. Total project value is estimated to be $2.1 million, with an estimated $94,000 in eligible expenses. The project was designated for Type 2 assistance at the November Board meeting and the final agreement will be on the January Board meeting.
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 is 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. Upon completion in mid-2020, the majority of the building will be leased by Verde Fulfillment, a third party logistics and e-retailer fulfillment center with clients from around the world. Total project value is estimated to be just under $13 million, with an estimated $425,000 in eligible expenses. The project was designated for Type 2 assistance at the November Board meeting and the final agreement will be on the January Board meeting.
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 $100,000.
Gateway East Transportation Study: The Agency has contracted with HDR to perform a transportation study of the Gateway East District. The project team includes representatives of the Agency, as well as City of Boise and ACHD. The study will determine the necessary number of lanes on major roads and optimal secondary access points and recommended traffic control to inform the ACHD Master Street Map and agency development services departments. The study is expected to be complete in early 2020.