fbpx

Capitol Terrace building to get modern update (finally)

Boise’s Capitol Terrace building was part of the first wave of Downtown Boise urban renewal, built in the 1980s to house both parking and retail.

The building is actually split, with two owners – the garage is owned by the Capital City Development Corporation, and the retail portions are owned by Hawkins Co. after a purchase earlier this year.

The retail building sits at the corner of 8th & Main – which has seen a renaissance in recent years with updates to the Grove Plaza, new Zions Bank building and Clearwater Building. With all the modern updates, Capitol Terrace stands out for its dated appearance.

 THE CAPITOL TERRACE GARAGE AND RETAIL SPACE AS SEEN FROM ABOVE. PHOTO: DON DAY/BOISEDEV.COM
THE CAPITOL TERRACE GARAGE AND RETAIL SPACE AS SEEN FROM ABOVE. PHOTO: DON DAY/BOISEDEV.COM

After very little reinvestment by the prior owner, Hawkins is planning to make some updates to the poured-concrete structure. 

If approved by City of Boise’s Design Review board, crews will update the building’s facade with a new beige-grey and bright green color scheme.

The checkered black-and-white tile along storefronts will be given a black-brick texture.

Current green fabric canopies will be removed, and new cherry wood panels suspended from cables will help shade storefronts.

Hawkins also plans a new framing of the main entrance along 8th St. near the escalators.

“We are positioning ourself for future phases, which could include: Additional Parking, Office and/or Residential uses,” according to permits filed with the City of Boise.  The developer owns the right to build on top of the current retail building along 8th Street.

For now, the portion of the building owned by CCDC would remain as is. We’ve reached out to officials with that agency to see what if anything they have planned.

You power BoiseDev.

We need your help – a membership makes these stories possible (and gets you a great daily newsletter). Sign up today

Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

‘One of the largest deals ever:’ New firm buys big portfolio of valley buildings and land

BoiseDev FIRST members got this story before the general public. Sign up today to get our scoops in your inbox.

New apartment, retail project set near Main St. in Downtown Boise

A new residential and retail building could soon sprout up just a half block off of Main St. in Downtown Boise.

A breakfast bistro in Bown Crossing? Not for now as city council denies appeal over parking

The proposal for a new development on the last lot in Boise's Bown Crossing suffered another setback Tuesday night, as the Boise...

‘City at a crossroads:’ Brookings says Boise’s prosperity is fleeting, bold action needed

DC thinktank Brookings Institute is out with a new report that looks at Boise's economic health through an analytical lens.

Boise still has a runoff system for the mayor’s seat

Here's a little quirk of Boise's city government. To win the mayor's job you have to get a majority of the votes.

Interior design business to breathe new life into former gas station

A 1960s-era gas station along State St. in Boise is about to get a new life. Boise interior design firm Design...