After months of public input and engagement for the new Grove Plaza in downtown Boise, the Capital City Development Corporation Board of Commissioners have approved a final design.
According to the CCDC, a new interactive fountain that will be flush along the service (similar to the original fountain) and a more “contemporary” paving pattern will be built.
In addition, new shade structures, moveable tables and chairs, high efficiency lighting and a new sound system with mobile stage for events like Alive at 5 will be installed.
“The amount of positive input and great ideas we received from the community was a testament of how important The Grove Plaza is to residents, businesses and visitors of downtown Boise,” said John Brunelle, Executive Director of CCDC. “This renovation is about enhancing and improving the elements of The Grove Plaza we all know and love, as well as adding features to make it an even better gathering place.”
In efforts to get Idahoans excited about the new plaza and feel even more included in the design process, the CCDC is offering personalized and engraved bricks that will cost between $60 and $100. More information can be found here.
The renovations are expected to start in early 2016 and will be completed in coordination with the new Clearwater Analytics building and Boise bus terminal currently under construction.