For the first time in 39 years, the historic Guernsey Milk Depot building has been sold! A local investor purchased the prominent West End building designed by Tourtellotte & Hummel and built in 1937. They plan on making upgrades to the building and keeping the current offices in place. This building is on the Historic West End Walking Trail and sits at the corner of 25th & State Street.
2. Due Diligence on City Properties Continues
In preparation for property disposition, we have started receiving the environmental studies coordinated through the DEQ brownfield program. These studies provide valuable information on property history and future development.
3. West End Website & Continued Branding
The West End is a great place to live, work, or play and we’d like to spread the message. As a part of this effort, we have engaged Stephanie Worrell to help us coordinate website updates as well as some video messaging for the West End. Because the West End has a long history of established businesses along with exciting features like the whitewater park, we want to share our vision and let people know what the West End has to offer.
4. Esther Simplot Park Getting Closer
We all know permitting sometimes takes longer than anticipated, but word is that final permitting for Esther Simplot Park is close. This park will be like no other in Boise with a strong emphasis on water and will be a great compliment to the Boise River Park. Once construction starts on this project, it is anticipated to take approximately 1 year to complete.
5. ACHD’s Commitment to the West End
ACHD has already spent over $9.5 million to improve transportation in the West End with the construction of Whitewater Park Boulevard and re-configuring 27th Street, and they plan on more projects. Both Madison and Jefferson are slated for curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements west of 27th in 2016 and 2017.