The plan for a new Whittier Elementary School and the possible secession of the West End from the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association will be among the topics under discussion at our annual general meeting. The meeting will be held at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N 29th St, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17. All VPNA residents are urged to attend. We need your energy and your input!
Elections will be held for treasurer and webmaster, and for neighborhood representatives from Pleasanton, Park Davis, Veterans Park East, Heron Hollow, Taft Manor, Independence Park and Quail Glen. Board members attend a meeting the third Monday of every month.
After the successful passage of a $172-million school construction bond last month, the Boise School District now plans to build a new school on the Whittier site. The City of Boise has not yet approved the design for the new school, which will be a defining fixture in our neighborhood for decades, if not a century. We will provide an update on the plan and urge residents to attend the meeting to provide input now, while changes are still being made.
The VPNA board has also been discussing a possible split of our neighborhood association. All the neighborhoods east of Whitewater Boulevard would form a new West End Neighborhood Association. The remaining neighborhoods west of Whitewater Boulevard would remain as the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association. Come hear why the board supports this idea and why it could benefit all of our neighborhoods.
We also hope to have an update on West End business developments from Jay Story, the West End Project Coordinator for the City of Boise and the Capital City Development Corporation.