27th street project update

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!

Bike Rally at the new West End Food Park

From the West End Food Park: The bike lanes in the West End are primed and ready for some major bike traffic—lets make it happen with an event this Thursday, July 3 at 6pm at 2419 W. Fairview Ave. Hoping to take over the West End of Boise this week with bikes, beer, music, and amazing food—it’s a grassroots idea and we are working to make it reality. Come hungry.

West End 2 Market Ride

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Meet at 10am on Saturday, June 28 at the north side of Fairview park (on W Bannock St near 23rd St). Ride with others in the neighborhood to the downtown farmer’s market. The bike ride is guided with a lead and a tail and we will go over some safety tips before leaving. This is a great opportunity to try cycling downtown for your first or hundredth time. Please bring your helmets. Everyone in the family is welcome. Ride On!

 

Board Secretary Needed

We are currently looking for someone to join the board in the role of Secretary. The position is fairly flexible, with the most important regular duty being the attending of board meetings and recording of minutes. Please email vpnaboise@gmail.com and/or come to the next board meeting for more info.

Kickstarter – West End Food Truck Park (Updated)

Boise needs a home for the many food trucks and the West End is an ideal location where food and people can form a new community. Contribute to a great project to revitalize the Main/Fairview corridor! Matt and Erin Sorenson are West End Neighbors who also own Whiz Kids. Time is short only a few hours left. Here are more details about how you can support…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2138950445/west-end-food-park?ref=live

Update

The campaign was successful!

2014 Neighborhood Clean-up Day – Saturday April 12th

NHS (Neighborhood Housing Services) is organizing a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day as part of National Volunteer Week!

Where: Davis Park Apartments & Surrounding Neighborhood
When: 8AM to 12PM, Saturday, April 12th 2014
Opportunities Include: Jordan Street Community Garden, Whitewater Park Cleanup, Surrounding Neighborhood Cleanup, Get to know your neighbors!
For more info contact: Emily Pohlman with NHS: epohlman@nhsid.org or 208.258.6229