Boise City leaders weigh in on proposed downtown sports park

Posted at 6:48 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 23:29:51-04

 Boise City leaders said a proposed 5,000 seat stadium won't hit you in the pocketbook and will actually bring money into the City of Trees.

A city spokesman said taxes will not increase to fund the multi-use stadium set to be built at the corner of Shoreline and Americana.

Also, the city maintains feedback from the public forums held this month showed to be more positive than expected.

This comes after neighbors close to the site have voiced concerns about parking and noise levels.

Lana Odintsova with the City of Boise planning and zoning department said education is what helped change people's opinion.

"A lot of it was focused on misinformation and that was our biggest goal was giving people the information on both the neighborhood and the community needs," said Odintsova. "We also informed people  where we are in the process of the project to make sure that people understood what was happening and what would come next."

As part of the next phase of the project,  the mayor and council members will take a look at the financial structure in the winter of 2017

Your voice can still be heard simply email the mayor's office or attend the next public forum.