CCDC employees 'walk every block' to look for opportunities

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The Capital City Development Corporation staff have instituted a program to put "boots on the ground" throughout its four tax increment financing-backed urban renewal districts.

"The goal is for every employee to walk every blockface of every CCDC district," CCDC executive director John Brunelle wrote in his monthly board note.

The idea is for each of the agency's employee to walk each block face of every CCDC district.  

"So far we have completed the Central and Westside districts and a portion of the 540 acre River-Myrtle/Old Boise district," Brunelle noted.

Each employee looks for "problems and opportunities," including streetscape issues and any pedestrian or bicycle challenges.  Employees take photos and report back on what they see.

"As the days grow shorter we plan to stay close to our actual work, walk faster, see more, and keep moving ahead with boots on the ground.," Brunelle wrote.