Shoreline & Gateway East District Projects UpdateJune 11, 2020
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 for 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 that 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
9100 S Eisenman Road – PP Type 2: 9100 S. Eisenman Road project by R.L.R. Investments, LLC received a Type 2 designation at the Board’s April 13, 2020 meeting and is seeking Board approval for its Type 2 Agreement at the June 8th, 2020 Board meeting. R.L.R. Investments, LLC is a national freight logistics company. This project will host a new regional industrial mixed-use facility and be a regional hub for R.L.R. Investments, LLC national operations. It is located near the existing Winco distribution center on a 13.47-acre lot. The project will house three structures: a 5,000 SF office joined to a 60,000 SF freight terminal, and a 9,000 SF maintenance shop. The project will also renovate the existing, dilapidated fueling canopy. Seventy parking spaces and a private green space constitute the rest of the property’s development. Over 130 construction jobs will be created by this project. Estimate total cost is $9.8 million. The project anticipates $385,000 of Eligible Expenses to be paid over the standard Gateway District six-year term. Estimated completion is summer 2021 and then fully on the tax roll by calendar year 2022. The project will generate roughly $80,000 in added tax increment per year.
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 Board approved a Type 2 participation agreement for approximately $94,000 of Eligible Expenses on the $2.1 million project at its January 2020 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 around the world. 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. The Board approved a Type 2 participation agreement for approximately $426,000 of Eligible Expenses on the $12.7 million project at its April 2020 meeting. The project is expected to be completed in July 2020.
Gowen Road – ACHD Cost Share – PP Type 4: ACHD will replace the Gowen Road bridge over the railroad right-of-way including widening the bridge to accommodate bike lanes and sidewalks. ACHD and the Agency executed the pathway cost share/participation agreement in May 2019. Since then, ACHD has advanced construction from 2022 to 2021, and City of Boise has requested that gravel shoulders on the bridge approaches be replaced with wider sidewalk; necessitating amendment of the original agreement. The Agency, City of Boise, and ACHD have also agreed to terms for a proposed Interagency Agreement to install fiber-optic conduit along Gowen as part of the project. The total of both cost share agreements is estimated to be approximately $360,000 per the engineer’s estimate based on the 99% plans. The CCDC Board approved the amended cost share agreement and the interagency agreement at its May 18, 2020 Board meeting.
Gateway East Transportation Study: The Agency contracted HDR to perform a transportation study of the Gateway East District to determine the necessary number of lanes on major roads, optimal secondary access points, and recommended traffic control. HDR has completed the technical report with significant input from the project team, which included representatives from the Agency, City and ACHD. Agency staff will present the findings to the CCDC Board next month. It will then be submitted to ACHD for consideration in the ACHD Master Street Map.
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 is contracting with Civil Survey Consultants to provide design services which will be completed in FY2020 with construction to follow in FY2021. Concept design is currently under review by CCDC and the City of Boise IT department.