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Boise to spend $3.5 million to steam ahead on downtown rail plan

UPDATE: A prior version of this story used different budget figures provided to BoiseDev by the City of Boise and confirmed on a CCDC document. Story updated with latest information.The City of Boise and Capital City Development Corporation are preparing to put public money toward the vision for a fixed-rail streetcar in Downtown Boise.During a Monday meeting, the...

Up in the air: City of Boise installs new City Hall art piece (see time lapse)

Downtown Boise is getting a new high-profile art piece as part of the revamp of the plaza in front of City Hall."Cottonwoods" is designed to look like a grove of Cottonwood trees, with "silhouettes (that) will change profiles as people pass by and with the shifting of sunlight."The metal structures are more than two stories tall, with seven...

Old Boise gets lit: New “uplights” coming to Downtown sidewalks

The Capital City Development Corporation will be revamping some of the streetscapes on Main Street and Capitol Blvd. Beyond the usual bricks and trees, CCDC and the City of Boise are trying something new: uplights.CCDC put the project out to bid, and Guho Corp. got the contract to redo a variety of streetscapes throughout CCDC's districts.Some...

Planters removed on 8th St. ahead of revamp

The Capital City Development Corporation has removed planters along the section of 8th Street it controls from Main St. to Bannock St.  The planters were removed in April.What will replace them isn't yet decided, according to CCDC officials.  Hanging pots, smaller ground-anchored pots and other ideas are being tossed around.ALSO READ:Retractable bollards planned for 8th St.The...

Bieter: New Grove Plaza needs more shade

Officials with the Capital City Development Corporation, Downtown Boise Association, and Greater Boise Auditorium District celebrated the reopening of Boise's Grove Plaza with the first Alive After Five of the season last week.The plaza is currently owned by CCDC and managed by GBAD. The DBA runs the popular Alive After Five event.  And in the next year...

Free wi-fi coming to Boise’s Grove Plaza

Another in a slew of changes and updates to Boise's Grove Plaza will make users of wireless devices happy: free wireless internet.The Capital City Development Corporation, which for now owns the plaza, is installing a wireless cloud system that will allow up to 1,500 devices to connect at once - and is fed by a 1-gigabyte...

CCDC weighs options for new district to help fund stadium

EXCLUSIVE In support of a project to build a new multi-use stadium near the Boise River, the Capital City Development Corporation in connection with the City of Boise has been weighing the creation of a fifth urban renewal district to help fund the project. An urban renewal district works by capping property tax collections to agencies like schools, police, fire and...

Downtown parking crunch could send rates higher, again

Don DayBoiseDev.comDowntown Boise is booming. But that boom is causing challenges for many of the workers and business who are locating employees in the state's largest urban area.With more businesses operating in the Capital City's core, more people than ever are trying to find a place to park.Travis Franklin is a marketing consultant who works in...

After delays, City Hall Plaza revamp to start next week

The area in front of Boise City Hall is finally set to get its long-awaited revamp.City officials announced the project will get underway on Monday April 3 - with construction stretching into August."Boise City Hall’s plaza is set to undergo a months-long renovation effort to repair underground structural issues and create a more pleasing and useable park-like...

Key downtown crosswalk could get scrambled

Crosswalks are perhaps a little like eggs.  When in doubt - give them a scramble.The intersection of Main and 8th Street could soon get a new treatment - known as a pedestrian scramble, if upgrades from the Capital City Development Corp are implemented. In 2014, CCDC, which controls 8th Street, reversed traffic on the street from Main...

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