Over the last three years, the City of Boise and CCDC have put a lot of effort into leading a revitalization effort in the West End. During this time, various properties have sold and prices continue to rise. Using these sold properties as a gauge for value, it is easy to realize commercial land values have increased over 30% during the last 3 years.
The Salvation Army property located at 1901 West Jefferson Street sold several months ago, and the new owners must be thinking about a new development. During July, the old office building was demolished and several structures were removed from the property. The site preparation for a new development looks to be about complete. Stay tuned for upcoming news.
During June and July, ACHD reached out to the neighborhood and local stakeholders to get feedback on possible lane configurations along Main & Fairview as well as some potential new local street connections. Sixty official written comments were submitted to ACHD. A follow-up open house is scheduled for August 11th at 5:30 at the Red Lion Downtowner.
The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority is partnering with Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. to develop 50 housing units in the West End. This ideal housing site is located along Whitewater Park Boulevard directly across from Esther Simplot Park. There have been several neighborhood meetings with the developer and neighbors to discuss the project. Current plans show a local street connection of 32nd Street to Whitewater Park Boulevard as well as an outdoor recreation area.
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The City of Boise and Adare Manor LLC have entered into a lease option agreement for the property located at 2403 & 2409 West Fairview Avenue. Adare Manor LLC is proposing a downtown housing development of ~120 housing units fronting on Fairview Avenue. The $18.5 million development will bring needed housing as well as numerous residents who will contribute to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.