Proposed CVS Pharmacy on State Street has some calling foul

Posted at 7:32 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 21:32:02-05

Protesters came out on Saturday to raise their voices against a proposed CVS Pharmacy on State Street. The proposed store would be on the corner of 16th and State, across the street from two other pharmacies and two blocks away from a third. 

Demonstrators say the CVS would increase traffic and require the demolition of five standing buildings including low-income apartments. On Saturday protester held signs and handed out flyers to bring awareness. 

"Who gets to shape our town?" said protester Lori Ticaire. "Is it the people who have been living here for years get a voice in this system or is just the big money developers who come in and decide what they want?" 

An online petition against the development has more than 800 signatures. City leaders will decide if the project moves forward on December 4th at Boise City Hall at 6 p.m.