A new taproom with a large patio could open soon in Downtown Boise.
Rocky Mountain Companies applied to convert a warehouse and office space with a parking lot on Broad St. at 3rd St. into a taproom for a brewery.
“Upon approval of the applications and completion of the proposed redevelopment, the Property will be the flagship tasting room for this company, and the primary face of their company in the Treasure Valley,” Ryan Erstad with Rocky Mountain Companies wrote in an application letter.
The application did not identify the brewery. BoiseDev confirmed the possible tenant and will follow up as we can report more.
The building last served as home to children’s clothing maker Lone Cone. It went on the market earlier this year.
Taproom and large patio
Inside, the large warehouse space would see a revamp, with seats for 99 people. Crews would install a new bar area, taproom, chiller, and bathrooms.
The parking area in front of the building would see conversion into a large outdoor patio area, separated from the sidewalk. A small amount of parking would remain – with space for six vehicles. The city typically would require 15 spaces, so Rocky Mountain asked the city for a parking reduction. Parking for ten bikes would be provided, where two would normally be required.
“It is our intent to create a well-defined, visually open patio to interface with the public space along Broad St., in fitting with the City of Boise’s New Urbanism design goals. The project also has generous landscaping to create the spatial separation required by the State of Idaho’s Alcohol Beverage Control,” Erstad wrote. “The design vision is to utilize existing pavement off of the public alley for 9 onsite parking stalls, turning the paved areas along Broad St and 3rd St into patio and green space for use by customers.”
Of note, the application states there would be six spaces, not nine – and a site plan shows six spaces plus an ADA space.
The new taproom would sprout up in an area seeing a rapid evolution toward apartment and other multi-family housing. It shares the block with the large Boise Caddis apartment project, is near the Cartee and other proposed or under-construction projects.
The project will need a conditional use permit from the City of Boise. The city did not yet set a hearing date.