The Capital City Development Corp. voted Monday to provide public dollars for improvements for a new truck terminal in Boise.
R+L Carriers wants to build a new terminal for its freight operations south of I-84. It first tried to win approval for a piece of land immediately adjacent to the Blue Valley Mobile Home Park. That move caught significant public outcry, and the City of Boise ultimately worked out a trade with R+L for another piece of land nearby.
Now, R+L started moving forward on the project, and asked Boise’s urban renewal agency for help funding some of the infrastructure around the project.
The agency’s board of commissioners agreed to reimburse up to $285,000 back to R+L. The money would go toward extending water and sewer lines to the project site, as well as sidewalk improvements and paving of part of a street.
The money will be reimbursed to R+L over five years, out of the dollars the company pays in property taxes. The site sits in the newly-created Gateway East urban renewal district, which allows the agency to use incremental property tax dollars for publicly-owned improvements.
The project will take about a year to complete, according to CCDC. It will include a 60,000 square foot freight terminal, as well as office and maintenance areas. An existing fuel canopy on the site will stay in place and R+L will repurpose it.