Westside Projects UpdateFebruary 12, 2022
News Update on CCDC Projects in the Westside URD
The Westside includes a portion of the downtown core, a residential neighborhood to the west, and the burgeoning Linen District with an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Read below for an update of current projects happening within the Westside Urban Renewal District.
9th and Bannock Streets Intersection Geothermal Repairs – Type 4 Partnership with Boise City: This partnership with the City will provide upgrades to the City of Boise’s geothermal system adjacent to the intersection of 9th & Bannock Streets. The Agency is working with Public Works Engineering to help fund the geothermal upgrade costs, not to exceed $250,000. The T4 Agreement will be on the Board agenda on February 14, 2022. Project Lead: Karl Woods
1721 W. Idaho St – 17th and Idaho – Agency-Owned Property: The Developer, SMR Development LLC, has negotiated a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the additional properties beyond 1721 Idaho included in its proposal. The Agency negotiated a Disposition and Development Agreement with SMR Development LLC, as previously directed by the CCDC Board at the January 28, 2021, Special Board Meeting. The CCDC Board approved the negotiated Disposition and Development Agreement at its July 12, 2021 Board Meeting. In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, sale of the property to Developer closed on October 15, 2021, and the project is now progressing into the construction phase. Project Lead: Doug Woodruff
Block 68 Catalytic Redevelopment Request for Proposals: At its May 2021 meeting, the Board approved issuance of a Request for Proposals concerning disposition of the two Agency-owned properties of 1010 W. Jefferson Street and 421 N. 10th Street. As part of Block 68 Catalytic Redevelopment RFP, the Agency seeks a public-private partnership to develop housing that fills gaps unmet by the private market, to expand attainable housing opportunities for Boise’s active workforce and their families. The Agency is offering its two properties, participation with public infrastructure improvements, and a ParkBOI mobility hub. At the September 2021 Board meeting, the Agency introduced the three received proposals and formed the Board’s Review Committee, which is comprised of three Board members and assisted by the Agency. Project Lead: Doug Woodruff
1010 W. Jefferson St. – 10Ten Building – Agency Owned Property: No significant maintenance items to report. Project Lead: Aaron Nelson
421 N. 10th St. – Agency Owned Property: No significant maintenance items to report. Project Lead: Aaron Nelson.
1700 W. Main St – Rock Hard Granite Renovation – PP Type 1: The Board approved this commercial building renovation for ~$182,000 in Type 1 assistance in December 2021. The renovation will include streetscape upgrades and replacing the degraded awning. Approval of the final agreement is on the Board’s February consent agenda. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar
1655 W. Fairview – Office Renovation – PP Type 1: The Agency is in communication with local developer GSD with regard to his internal and external office renovation. The streetscapes on this parcel were identified as needing major upgrades to conform to streetscape standards in a recent Westside Streetscape Assessment. The developer plans to repair or replace sidewalks, improve accessibility and compliance with ACHD standards, and upgrade landscaping for pedestrian and driver comfort. The project is on track to be considered for designation by the Board at their February meeting. Project Lead: Alexandra Monjar
11th Street Bikeway & Streetscape Improvements – State Street to Grove Street: This project combines the installation of bikeway infrastructure with streetscape improvements to realize plans by the City and ACHD for 11th Street as a corridor that prioritizes cyclists, pedestrians, retail business, and residents while accommodating existing vehicular use. The project spans two URDs with the improvements extending into RMOB with the continuation from Grove St. to River St. ACHD completed the design of bikeway facility improvements for 11th Street from Heron Street to State, in preparation for installation in FY2022. To maximize public investment, the Agency entered into an Interagency Agreement with ACHD to include in the project scope ACHD planned pavement rehabilitation, storm water upgrades, and the replacement of the Boise City Canal Bridge crossing on 11th Street. Jensen Belts Associates started design work February 2021 and submitted for Design Review in September 2021. Final design anticipated in February 2022 with construction to follow starting summer 2022. McAlvain Companies is the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) assisting with pre-construction efforts. Project Lead: Amy Fimbel
State Street Streetscape & Fiber-Optic Conduit: This is a cost-share project with an ACHD Downtown Boise Implementation Program (DBIP) project to rehabilitate State Street between 2nd & 16th Streets. CCDC-funded improvements include installation of a fiber-optic conduit bank between 8th Street and 15th Street and streetscape improvements between 12th Street and 14th Street. Streetscape components include wider sidewalks, street trees, furnishing zones, and suspended pavement systems (Silva cells) for tree root growth and storm water retention. The project also anticipates green storm water infrastructure features in the form of bioretention planters at select intersections throughout the project area. CCDC anticipates a Type 4 participation agreement with the City of Boise for landscaping within the bioretention planters, which are located within the Westside URD. ACHD’s design consultant has completed 95% design plans for the project with an expected construction start in summer2022. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer
North 8th Street – City/ACHD Traffic Configuration: This project will improve the streetscapes and bike facilities on North 8th Street as well as provide new paving and extend the downtown fiber-optic network in accordance with City plans and public and partner agency input. This $2.6 million project is complete and the final walk through occurred on July 14. Project Lead: Karl Woods
8th Street Improvements, State Street to Franklin Street: This project will improve mobility and safety between the North End Neighborhood and Boise State University. The proposed 8th Street bike facilities will connect to a future east-west ACHD Franklin Street Bikeway and ACHD has initiated a companion project to extend 8th Street bike facility improvements north of Franklin Street. to Union Street. The CCDC project contemplates undergrounding overhead power and telecommunication lines as well as streetscape and transit improvements along the frontage of several properties. CCDC selected Kittelson & Associations to perform consultant design services. The design team previewed three draft concept alternatives with the CCDC Board in December 2021 and previewed the concepts with ACHD and the City in January 2022. Public outreach on the draft alternatives is underway and selection of a preferred alternative anticipated in spring 2022. Project Lead: Zach Piepmeyer