Glimpse of an updated Downtown Nampa in 2014
Jennifer Auh reports on the latest of the revitalization of Downtown Nampa. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Small, cozy, historic and antique – All of these words are usually associated with the image of Downtown Nampa as it is right now, but some changes are underway.
Nampa Development Corporation talked to us about their efforts to give the downtown area a face-lift. The city hopes to bring in a new face, literally to the revitalization project.
The city is opening up a new full-time position, called the Downtown Nampa Main Street Coordinator. Nampa city workers hope adding a new position will help invigorate Downtown Nampa.
They hope to have construction in full swing by this Spring. Then, they're plannning to build a new library, shopping spaces, offices spaces and a parking garage near the old police station, by the end of 2014.
The city and the Downtown Nampa Business Association are looking for a new coordinator that would report to the Downtown Nampa Business Association and work with the city to get the community's voices heard about the process.
“They would get paid about $11,000 a year," said Alli Schisler, NDC Spokesperson, “at the end of the one year program, they would receive an end of the year stipend or an educational award."
The Nampa Development Corporation is also working to re-route the drive-through traffic, so it doesn't come through the core of Downtown Nampa, which is what many local businesses are asking for.
"For people that come to visit Downtown Nampa, have come to a fun place to walk, stop at the shops,” said Anne Hardy, Co-Owner of Call Me Beautiful Consignment Boutique.
In addition, city workers said they hope the new coordinator will assist with data and marketing to make Downtown Nampa, a go-to destination for everyone.
Employers are looking for college graduates and are accepting applications for the position through February 8th.
Here is a direct link to the job posting: http://tinyurl.com/bxn6slz