Volunteers will be mobilized next Saturday, November 15 to rake leaves in our community. If you know someone who is elderly or disabled and could use a helping hand this fall, please contact Emily Pohlman from Neighborhood Housing Services at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. More details at Rake up Boise.
On Monday, October 20 at 6:30PM there will be a public meeting about the Artful Boundary, the new upcoming art wall at Whittier school. The meeting is in the Whittier gymnasium.
In the meeting, the designers will present their past work and request your input on the design of this project. Be there to express your opinions!
Please bring Halloween costumes you would like to donate to the Davis Park Apartments multi-purpose room during the next two Saturdays (10/11 and 10/18) from noon-2:00 pm. They will be given to kids who live in the apartments so they can participate in Halloween activities at school and in the neighborhood. Thank you!
The Boise City Hall plaza is going to be remodeled. The City will host a second open house for the public to view conceptual designs. Submit comments either in person or online.
Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: City Hall (150 N. Capitol Blvd)
Also, the Idaho Transportation Department will host an open house today(!) for the public to comment on preliminary design and construction plans for the replacement of the Broadway Bridge. More information, updates, and online commentary can be found here.
Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Washington Group Plaza (720 Park Blvd)
On Friday, September 26, the Jordan Street Garden will be hosting a Garden Party, including a pot luck dinner (6pm), bike parade (7pm), and movie (8pm).
When: Friday, September 26 at 6pm
Where: Jordan Street Garden, 2919 Jordan St
Bring: Food, drink, chairs, plates + utensils, blanket or coat
Check out the event page on facebook!
Join us at Veteran’s Park on the evening of Friday, September 12 for an outdoor movie! There will be food and beverages.
Time: 7pm games and activities, 8:30pm film
Film: Muppets Most Wanted. Starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Flight of the Conchords. A great choice for kids and adults alike!
Check the facebook page for more updates!
There will be an open house about the State and Collister intersection this Monday, August 18 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the ACHD (3775 Adams St, Garden City). This intersection is near the edge of the VPNA boundary. The open house is your opportunity to have your say regarding future changes to the intersection. For more details, see the ACHD’s State Street and Collister Drive Intersection Project Page.
Boise will observe National Night Out this Tuesday, August 5, and VPNA will celebrate with an ice cream social. Please join us to connect with neighbors while enjoying ice cream!
Date: Tuesday, August 5
Place: Davis Park Apartments common area
(The common area is located between 28th and 29th streets, and between Gooding and Jordan streets.)
We recently found graffiti on the first interpretive sign of the West End trail. We are very thankful to Josh Olsen of the Boise Arts and History department who cleaned it up quickly!
Please help prevent graffiti in the neighborhood by reporting it promptly! The city of Boise has a graffiti hotline (377-6790), and you are more than welcome to contact us to help report or follow up.
As you may know, the recent addition of the 30th street extension (Whitewater Park blvd) will be followed by changes to 27th street. It will likely have a lower traffic volume and improved pedestrian crossings. The update below comes from Al Busche, project director at ACHD, and says that the work should begin in late August and go through October.
The bids for the 27th Street, Fairview to State Street project were opened on July 9th, 2014. The ACHD Commission has been asked to award the bid at the July 23rd Commission meeting. Once awarded, the ACHD Construction Department will be working with the successful low bid contractor to obtain the necessary insurance and bonding documents, project construction schedule, shop drawings, mix design submittals, and apply for the required “Notice of Intent” document from the EPA (then wait for the required 10 day period). This puts the “Notice to Proceed” for the start of construction on August 25th, 2014. Substantial Completion is scheduled by contract for October 20th, 2014.
To learn more about the project, see a map of improvements, and give feedback visit the 27th Street project page on the ACHD web site!