State and Collister Intersection Open House

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.

VPNA Ice Cream Social August 5

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
Time: 7pm
Place: Davis Park Apartments common area

(The common area is located between 28th and 29th streets, and between Gooding and Jordan streets.)

Graffiti prevention

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.

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.