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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:50 PM
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Boise Sports Park

Boise Sports Park





Given the scale and influence this project could have, I've given it it's own home outside of the Boise development tread.

Boise Hawks, soccer in Downtown Boise by spring 2020? It could happen.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/l...175383346.html

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A Downtown Boise stadium is starting to look like a reality.

Atlanta-based developer Greenstone Properties is inching closer to finalizing the purchase of 11 acres on the corner of Shoreline Drive and Americana Boulevard, where the stadium would go.
This project would create a new downtown stadium in Boise that would house both the Boise Hawks baseball team as well as a future USL soccer team. The development is located on 11 acres of land southwest of the city core on land occupied by St. Lukes, their business center. It it one block of the Boise river. The total development cost is around $100 million, with $60 of that being for private development. The developer would finance the $40 million dollar stadium with local agency’s reimbursing the developers. It is proposed that the city would invest $3 million, the Greater Boise Auditorium District (GBAD) would invest $5 million, $1 million from the developer and rest paid off by an urban renewal district using tax increment financing over a 20-year period. After the 20 years, the city would own the stadium outright.

Project Stats:
- 5,000 seat baseball stadium, converted to 7,500 for soccer
- 60,000 sq. ft. of retail space
- 300 residential units
- 120,000 sq. ft. office
- Music Venue @ centerfield
- Home plate public plaza
- Potential pedestrian bridge across the river
- 700 stall garage

The city has created a webpage dedicated to the Sports park on their website. It contains the information from several open houses as well as a feasibility study for the stadium and one for the urban renewal district.
http://www.cityofboise.org/boise-sports-park/
https://www.cityofboise.org/media/11...ve_summary.pdf

A link to the city council session where the project was presented to the council. It includes a presentation from CSL (Conventions, Sports and Leisure) on the market feasibility, a presentation about the potential urban renewal district and one from the developer of the project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SchPJKiGpOs

A local development blog has been covering the stadium and was one of the first to break the news:
https://boisedev.com/search?q=stadium

Given the size, location and financial benefits/costs associated with the creation of the stadium, it has spun off both supporting and opposing groups
Supports:
https://betterboisecoalition.com/
Opposition:
https://www.concernedboisetaxpayers.com/



































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Idaho Statesman: http://www.idahostatesman.com/
Better Boise Coalition: https://betterboisecoalition.com/
City of Boise: https://www.cityofboise.org/
City of Boise Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoiseCity/p...41643392549712

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 8:51 PM
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What do you think the chances are some of that retail will be a grocer?
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 11:05 PM
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I'm not sure. There'd be a stable population there and surrounding it that might make it justifiable. If it happened, it'd probably be something smaller side like a Trader Joes or CVS/Rite Aid/Walgreens type size. There might be a case for a Walmart Neighborhood Market too.

I think it'd come down to what the developer envisions for retail there. Are they thinking only restaurant/retail that caters to the stadium/lunch crowds or retail that serves the neighborhood.
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What do you think the chances are some of that retail will be a grocer?
More likely than a K-Mart
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
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as an impartial observer(to the grocer, not the stadium, i.e. I live in Meridian) I don't know that a grocer in a sports complex would be a good idea. if I go shopping I want to get in and out easily, I want to be there for as little time as possible. Plus the frozen foods etc... that discourage lingering make lingering a no go. Frankly, I probably wouldn't shop there unless I actually lived in the complex. If enough people lived there that could support a small grocer independently then I change my view. Having a grocer nearby to the stadium complex without having to deal with the actual complex would be best I think.

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