Several pieces of the plaza are still being prepped for full operation, however, including the Main Street Station multi-modal transit center, which is set to begin bus service the morning of Monday, Oct. 24.
The Gardner Company has opted to build a 145,000-square-foot office building, 600-space garage and 5,000-square-foot retail building on Parcel B, which is bordered by Myrtle, Front, 11th and 13th streets.
The Idaho Supreme Court issued a decision today upholding the Greater Boise Auditorium District's financing scheme for a piece of the Boise Centre renovation that would include a new GBAD ballroom/banquet facility.
Boise's own era of urban renewal began Aug. 23, 1965 with the establishment of the Boise Redevelopment Agency, which oversaw $16.8 million in federal funds coming into the City of Trees to start developing, designing and building. The same year, the Idaho Legislature passed the Idaho Urban Renewal Law of 1965.
The Boise City Council will be briefed Tuesday, Aug. 11 on some dramatic changes to the area—part of a joint project from the city and Capital City Development Corporation to revitalize the Central Addition neighborhood.
"We envision our tenants as being someone who would walk a few blocks to stores and restaurants, not have them all out their front door. This is something we do now. We don't need a lot of analysis. We're ready to go now."