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Westside Projects Update

March 18, 2019

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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.


1010 W. Jefferson St – 10Ten Building – Agency-Owned Property: A draft parking management proposal and contract was received from The Car Park is being reviewed. The Car Park will take over parking management in March.

421 N. 10th St – ISG/BSN Building – Agency Owned Property: The Trophy House lease expired at the end of December 2018; by mutual agreement of the parties, the lease is continuing on a month-to-month basis. No significant maintenance performed in January or February.

1001 W. Main St – KOUNT Building – PP Type 1:  The developer has informed the Agency that construction fences are scheduled to be removed by March 10, 2019. CCDC will perform one final site inspection before issuing the $150,000 reimbursement for awnings and sidewalk improvements.

11th Street Streetscape – Washington Street to Grove Street:  These streetscape improvements are slated for construction in FY23. To maximize public investment, the Agency is working closely with ACHD on a current project, the 11th Street bikeway facilities. To ensure that cooperative and coordinated solutions are developed by ACHD and CCDC in their respective planning processes, the Agency is conducting planning and design on a similar schedule to ACHD.

15th Street Utilities – Undergrounding & Conduit: This project will underground overhead power lines and install underground conduit to facilitate future redevelopment (including a new Fire Station #5) and mature street trees on the west side of 15th Street as well as an expanded telecommunications network.  On hold pending some unresolved issues between ACHD and City of Boise over ownership and licensing of underground conduit.

May 2018 Quadrant Consulting selected to draw plans and specifications
December 21, 2018 Plans and specifications submitted to ACHD for review
February 15 and 22, 2019 Formal bid advertised
February 27, 2019 Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting held – 4 bidders attended.
March 14, 2019 Bid Due Date


Westside District – Consolidated Newspaper Boxes:  Agency and City are coordinating purchase and installation of new consolidated newspaper boxes. CCDC awaits the city code changes to the Downtown Streetscape Standards that will allow this project to move forward, possibly in April 2019.

Bannock St Streetscape – 8th to 9th Streets:  Jensen Belts Associates has completed the Design Review package.  The project is on a temporary hold pending outcome of City of Boise/ACHD traffic and street configuration decision.

8th St Streetscapes – Bannock to State streets: Jensen Belts Associates has completed the Design Review package. The project is on a temporary hold pending outcome of City of Boise/ACHD traffic and street configuration decision.

10th & State Streets – Brady Block Concepts:  CCDC is working with nearby landowners around the Agency-owned sites to determine the best way to create transformative development in this area.  Pivot North Architecture is assisting the Agency with the process, which could include upcoming RFPs or RFQs.

1010 Main St – Avery Building – PP Type:  This is a privately-owned vacant building currently undergoing renovation. CCDC has remained engaged and taken a proactive approach to encourage owner and various development teams to utilize the Agency’s Participation Program. Agency is hoping to receive an application for participation when more substantial cost information is available.

1111 Idaho St – 11th & Idaho Building – PP Type TBD:  This is a potential new building adjacent the future Westside Urban Park. CCDC is engaged with the owner/investor and anticipates a Participation Program partnership soon.

1715 W. Idaho St – Odyssey Flats – PP Type 1:  A Treasure Valley based development team has held a neighborhood meeting and has submitted plans to the City for the development of approximately 18 residential units on this currently vacant parcel.  Although the final design and eligible public expenses are not yet known the developer suggested they would apply for Agency participation later in 2019 upon City approval.

Westside URD – Boundary Adjustment – Eligibility Study:  CCDC is working with SB Friedman Development Advisors to analyze a series of parcels adjacent the existing Westside URD boundaries. This analysis will determine eligibility for possible annexation into the plan area.  In the event the project moves forward a draft Eligibility Study will be provided to the CCDC Board in the coming months.

ParkBOI – 10th & Front Garage – Agency Owned Property:  Guho Corp made substantial progress on repair and maintenance project in January, with an expected completion date of February 4, 2019.  CCDC and Project Team are working to reconcile repair quantities prior to final completion.  Agency is working with a structural engineering firm to design the next phase of repairs.

March 1, 2018 Request for Qualifications Issued
March 15, 2018 Statements of Qualifications due from licensed contractors
April 9, 2018 Board approved the list of prequalified contractors
May 8, 2018 Invitation to Bid given to three prequalified contractors
June 11, 2018 Board awards contract to lowest responsive bidder Guho Corp
July 27, 2018 Notice to Proceed
August 6, 2018 Construction commences
November 2018 Construction underway
December 2018 Change Order for additional work and more time
January 22, 2019 Substantial Completion
March 15, 2019 Final Completion anticipated


11th Street Bikeway – ACHD Collaboration – River Street to Washington Street:  11th Street has been identified in plans by City of Boise and ACHD as an important corridor for the west side of downtown Boise. It prioritizes cyclists, pedestrians, retail, business, and residents while accommodating existing vehicular use. ACHD is conducting a bikeway planning process for improvements to be made in FY2021 to prioritize 11th Street as a cycling corridor.  CCDC is collaborating with ACHD by conducting a preliminary streetscape improvement programming effort for 11th Street to identify synergies between these two upcoming projects.

Westside Circulator – Preliminary Engineering:  CCDC is partnering with City of Boise Public Works to split the costs of preliminary engineering for the Downtown Circulator project.  The Agency stands ready to assist and anticipates direction in the near future.

8th Street – City of Boise/ACHD Traffic Configuration: The Kittleson & Associates traffic and bike lane analysis and Jensen Belts Associates design package were presented to the City Council on January 29, 2019. The Council has requested public outreach on the project, and the City and ACHD staffs are working on public outreach plan. The Agency stands ready to assist, and move forward with streetscape projects, following City of Boise/ACHD decision

11th and Bannock Streets – Westside Urban Park:  The Master Development Agreement approved by the CCDC Board in August 2018 is awaiting City Council consideration once a land agreement between the City and the property owner is finalized.  The City Arts & History Department is preparing a call for artists, to be used in selecting an artist to produce and incorporate artwork into the park.  The design team is concurrently developing ideas for site features to be included in the park.

Westside Public Art – City of Boise Traffic Boxes – PP Type 4:  The City Arts & History Department issued the Call-To-Artists to select artists for the project. A selection panel is scheduled for March 4, 2019 to review content to be developed.  The T4 Agreement between CCDC and the City was approved by the Board on February 11, 2019.  Artists were selected by City on March 4, 2019.