CCDC will build bus stations along revamped Main & Fairview; Construction costs push project well past budget

The Capital City Development Corp. voted to spend at least $879,000 to build six transit stations along Main Street and Fairview Ave. in the west Downtown Boise area. The projects would add new transit islands along Main St. and Fairview Ave., in an area revamped in 2019. Ada County Highway District launched a project to … Read more

‘It’s a people issue’: Boise adopts climate action plan, carbon neutrality goal

Boise City Council is all aboard for a new set of sustainability goals. All six city council members and Mayor Lauren McLean gave a big thumbs up to the city’s new Climate Action Roadmap and a larger goal to have the community hit carbon neutrality by 2050. This is on top of the city’s 2019 … Read more

Boise asks Interfaith to ‘pause’ new shelter location. What happens next?

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean appeared in a video posted late Thursday to social media to say she asked that the Interfaith Sanctuary project for a new shelter along State St. be put on hold. “This morning I asked Interfaith Sanctuary if they would please pause their application, and they agreed,” McLean said. “I know we’re … Read more

Boise to name new park for Cherie Buckner-Webb, Idaho’s first Black woman in the legislature

A new Downtown Boise park will be named in honor of former Idaho Senator and Boise resident Cherie Buckner-Webb. Cherie Buckner-Webb Park should open later this year. “Naming this park for Cherie Buckner-Webb honors this trailblazing Boisean who, while making our community a better place has inspired and empowered generations of Boiseans,” Boise Mayor Lauren … Read more

Boise 2022 budget to include nearly 40 employees, could include property tax increase

After a fiscally conservative year of cutbacks, the City of Boise’s budget is roaring back with dozens of new positions and new spending on affordable housing, climate change and more officers for the Boise Police Department. On Tuesday, Boise City Council heard an hours-long briefing from every city department and high-level staff on the upcoming … Read more

City of Boise still might end downtown urban renewal area, shift funds to city coffers

BoiseDev Exclusive A story BoiseDev members got first. The City of Boise might wind down one of its five urban renewal districts early, potentially shifting millions of tax dollars from urban renewal to the city’s general funds. BoiseDev first reported on the possibility in March. At the time, the city said the move was in … Read more

Ada Co. waits to sign off on empty lot sale to CCDC: large parking garage, vision questioned

Ada County isn’t quite ready to take Boise’s urban renewal agency up on its offer to buy a piece of property next door to the courthouse. On Tuesday, the Ada County Commissioners met with Capital City Development Corporation officials about their proposal for the agency to buy a triangle-shaped piece of county property on Front … Read more

Boise drops mask mandate, notes businesses can still require masks

The City of Boise announced it will drop the requirement for masks indoors, following newly-released guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city said it will suspend enforcement, but also noted that it would work with private businesses that choose to keep mask mandates in place on private property. “To be clear, … Read more

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