The City of Boise received a permit request for a remodel of a former US Bank location on Parkcenter Blvd. for a restaurant with a rooftop bar. However, the permit does not indicate what the restaurant is.
The permit application shows the restaurant will be housed at 301 W Parkcenter Blvd. near Rossi St. and Barbacoa Grill. The developers will remove the drive-thru portion of the bank.
The Conditional Use Permit application letter said the plan would use the drive-thru space for additional parking. The building currently has 17 spots, and the removal of the drive-thru could add up to seven. The city requires 12 more parking spots than what the applicant is requesting.
“We realize this is still under the required number, but we will be sharing a parking lot with the adjacent restaurants and office buildings and there is also street parking nearby on Bobwhite Ct.,” BRS Architects project manager Julie Benintendi wrote.“There will also be a large number of pedestrians and bike riders coming from the nearby residential neighborhoods and the Greenbelt along the Boise River.”
The CUP application notes that the restaurant wants to keep most of the existing building exterior. The applicant says they will add “pops of color” by adding red to some of the outside. New staircases would provide access to the rooftop area.
The bank building popped up in 1984 according to property records. US Bank closed it just after the first of the year as BoiseDev previously reported – one of more than a dozen branches it shuttered around the state.