Originally Posted by GrandTeton
Interesting read BoiseAirport-
I'm wondering which projects will resume after few more months of this type of growth. At this point it seems that Capitol Plaza is still a while away, but the second phase of One Capitol seems reasonable due to its proposed size and location.
One of the things Rafanelli & Nahas noted in their e-mail to me was that before they build Capitol Plaza, they would likely develop the parcels around Boise Plaza first. I recall a while back they had a proposal for several mid-size (6-12 floors) office and hotel developments. I remember seeing a rough rendering, but I can't find it anywhere.
Weirdly enough, my opinion has changed quite a bit about Capitol Plaza. I used to think it was one of the most beautiful proposals for Boise, but now I find it to be a little bit of an awkward design that doesn't really mesh with the skyline very well. I think it's actually a problem with location rather than the architecture or scale, it's like the building doesn't feel "right" in that particular lot. One of the lots surrounding the Boise Plaza would be far better for that structure, I think.
But even then, I recall that R&N was not happy about the selection of location for the transit center, and threatened to back out of all projects for the downtown area if the center was built. So I don't know if either project will ever happen.