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Boise Redevelopment Agency documents, 1974-1989

MSS 250

  

This collection consists of 9 boxes of studies, reports, development proposals, development agreements, minutes, memoranda, testimony, clippings, and other papers, relating mainly to urban renewal projects in downtown Boise, Idaho, in the 1970s and 1980s, together with files pertaining to proposals to develop a shopping mall beyond the urban core.  Most of the documents were generated by the Boise Redevelopment Agency, the city's urban renewal agency, or by those applying to undertake particular projects.  Principal projects represented include the Winmar Company's proposal to build a regional shopping center in the heart of downtown (1981); planning for a downtown convention center by the Boise Auditorium District; efforts to amend the city's Metro Plan to allow a suburban mall (1983); mall proposals Emkay Development Company (Morrison-Knudsen) and Westpark Associates (eventually Boise Towne Square); and individual downtown revitalization and redevelopment projects.  A detailed chronological summary of the BRA's work through 1984 is found in "A Dateline History" (Box 2, Folder 3).  In 1989 the BRA was renamed the Capital City Development Corporation.


Most of these documents were collected by Dan Popkey and Betsy Z. Russell,  journalists with the Idaho Statesman, Boise's daily newspaper, both of whom reported on city hall and development issues.  Although the collection contains much documentation of the activities of the Boise Redevelopment Agency, these papers should not be considered an official archive of the agency. 


The documents are arranged chronologically in 9 boxes.  A chronological list of the major documents in the collection begins below.   Minutes of individual meetings, transcripts of testimony, office memoranda, smaller reports and studies, and newspaper clippings are not listed individually, but are filed within the appropriate chronological folders.  A box and folder list is at the end of this finding aid.


Researchers may also want to consult the Charles Hummel collection of city and county planning documents (MSS 244).  They address many of the same issues covered in this collection.


Collection number: MSS 250
Inclusive dates: 1974-1989
Size of the collection: ca. 5 ft. in 9 boxes
Transferred from Idaho State Library, 2005
Processed by:  Alan Virta, September 2006




Major Documents in the Boise Redevelopment Agency collection

MSS 250


Undated (ca. 1975)

Boise Now: A Proposal for the Redevelopment of Downtown Boise.  By Boise Now.  (Box 1, Folder 1)


1979

Downtown Redevelopment: Fulfilling Citizen Goals.  A Special Report to the Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Downtown Redevelopment.  April 30, 1979.  (Box 1, Folder 2)


Appraisal Report of Boise City Center, Boise, Idaho.  August 1, 1979.  For Boise Redevelopment Agency by David E. Lane, Inc. Real Estate Appraisers (Box 1, Folder 2)  


1980 

Market Analysis of Department Store Sales Potential.  Boise Redevelopment Agency Downtown Retail Complex as of October 8, 1980.  By C.T. Beemster, Director, Shorett & Riely, Market Research Services  (Box 1, Folder 3)


A Regional Shopping Mall for Meridian, Idaho: A Summary of Community Impacts.  September 1980.  Camiros, Ltd.  (Box 1, Folder 3)  


1981

Boise City Center Development.  The Winmar Development Plan.  Information Provided by the Boise Redevelopment Agency.  June 1981  (Box 1, Folder 4)


Market Analysis of Boise Redevelopment Agency Project Department Store Sales.  July 31, 1981.   By C.T. Beemster, Director, Shorett & Riely Market Research Services  (Box 1, Folder 5)


Financial Background and History of Urban Renewal in Boise, Idaho.  Public Information Report Issued December 1, 1981  (Box 1, Folder 5)  


1983

Boise Mall at Westpark.  Transportation Analysis.  Final Report.  January 14, 1983 (Box 1, Folder 7)


Boise Retail Potential.   Prepared for Boise Redevelopment Agency.  Keyser Marston Associates.  June 1983  (Box 1, Folder 9)


1984

Dateline History [Boise Redevelopment Agency]   October 1984  (Box 2, Folder 3)


Market Study, Proposed Convention Center, Boise, Idaho.  November 1984 (Box 2, Folder 5) 


 

1985

Westpark Mall Traffic Analysis.  July 1985  (Box 2, Folder 8)


Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau   [1985]  (Box 2, Folder 9)


Proposed Finings of Fact and Recommendations of Developer Selection.  Submitted by Boise Redevelopment Agency Evaluation Committee.   December 9, 1985  [City center redevelopment]   (Box 3, Folder 2) 


Emkay Regional Shopping Center.  December 12, 1985  (Box 3, Folder 3)


1986

Boise Downtown Urban Design Plan prepared for Boise Redevelopment Agency. Volume 1, Framework Master Plan & Design Guidelines Adopted by Boise Redevelopment Agency.  April 1, 1986  (Box 3, Folder 4)


Boise Downtown Urban Design Plan prepared for Boise Redevelopment Agency.  Volume 2, Public Capital Improvement Projects Accepted by the Boise Redevelopment Agency.  April 1, 1986  (Box 3, Folder 4)


Boise Downtown Redevelopment Project Parking Analysis prepared for Boise Redevelopment Agency.  April 25, 1986  (Box 3, Folder 4) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and Oppenheimer Development Corporation.  August 28, 1986 (Box 3, Folder 5)


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and Idaho Building Associates.  August 28, 1986 (Box 3, Folder 5)


1987

Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and Alexander Building Associates.  January 21, 1987.  (Box 9) 


Boise Downtown Development Strategy.  February 1987  (Box 4, Folder 9) 


Omnibus Implementation Agreement to Disposition and Development Agreement between the Boise Redevelopment Agency and FIC Associates.  April 1987.  (Box 5, Folder 1) 


Traffic Analysis, 8th Street Pedestrian Crossing, 8th & Front Street, Boise, Idaho.  June 1987 


Boise Central District Urban Renewal Projects I and II, Idaho R-4 and R-5.  Urban Renewal Plan, July 1987 (Box 5, Folder 4) 


-------.  As Amended and Restated, July 1987.  (Box 5, Folder 4) 

-------.  Appendix.  (Box 9) 


Block 3 Development Proposal.  Janss Corporation.  August 5, 1987  (Box 5, Folder 6) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and the Greater Boise Auditorium District.  October 1987  (Box 5, Folder 8) 


Block 44.  An Urban Revitalization Project, Boise, Idaho.  Financial Feasibility Analysis.  November 19, 1987 (Box 5, Folder 8)


1988

Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and The Mode, Ltd.  February 17, 1988 (Box 9) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and Roper Investment Company, March 1988 (Box 6, Folder 3) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and the Greater Boise Auditorium District.  April 28, 1988  (Box 6, Folder 4) 


Parking Operations Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and Ampco Parking.  September 12, 1988 (Box 6, Folder 6) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Boise Redevelopment Agency and W.E. Pierce Building Associates.  September 1988  (Box 6, Folder 6) 


Information Statement for Request for Proposals, Downtown Hotel Development.  February 1988 (Box 7, Folder 5)


1989 

The Idaho Plaza.  Response to the BRA Request for Proposal by Cantlon Properties, Inc.  February 1989  (Box 9) 


A Proposal to Boise Redevelopment Agency, Hotel / Block 22, submitted by Oppenheimer Development Corporation.  April 24, 1989  (Box 7, Folder 6) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, the Urban Renewal Agency of Boise City and Broadbent Building Associates.  April 21, 1989  (Box 7, Folder 7) 


Disposition and Development Agreement, Urban Renewal Agency of Boise City (Capital City Development Corporation) and Janss Corporation.  1989  (Box 8, Folder 1) 


Hotel submittal by John Q. Hammons, Oppenheimer Development Corporation.  October 15, 1989  (Box 8, Folder 2) 


The Old Boise City National Bank (Simplot) Building.  A Rehabilitation Proposal.submitted by The Home Company (dba Tomlinson & Associates) and the Christensen Corporation.  November 6, 1989  (Box 8, Folder 3) 


Eastman Block Proposal submitted by Oppenheimer Development Corporation / Safeco Properties of Boise, Inc.  November 6, 1989  (Box 8, Folder 3)



 

Boise Redevelopment Agency documents

MSS 250

Box and Folder List

  

Box 1  Folder 1           1974-1978
            Folder 2           1979
            Folder 3           1980
            Folder 4           1981..........Winmar Development plan
            Folder 5           1981
            Folder 6           1982
            Folder 7           1983  January......Westpark
            Folder 8           1983  February-March.Westpark
            Folder 9           1983  June
            Folder 10         1983  June-August.....Metro Plan amendment
            Folder 11         1983  December.....Ott property 

Box 2  Folder 1           1984.........Price Development Company suit
            Folder 2           1984.........Price Development Company suit
            Folder 3           1984.........Dateline History of B.R.A
            Folder 4           1984  November......Proposed convention center
            Folder 5           1984  November......Proposed convention center
            Folder 6           1985  February-March...Westpark rezoning
            Folder 7           1985  June.......Westpark rezoning
            Folder 8           1985  July........Westpark
            Folder 9           1985..........Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau

Box 3  Folder 1            1985  August.........Westpark
            Folder 2           1985  December....Developer selection recommendations
            Folder 3           1985  December....Emkay proposal
            Folder 4           1986  January-April
            Folder 5           1986  August

Box 4  Folder 1           1986  September-December
            Folder 2           1986
            Folder 3           1986..........Boise Auditorium District
            Folder 4           1986-1988.......Boise Auditorium District
            Folder 5           1987-1989.......Boise Auditorium District
            Folder 6           1987  January
            Folder 7           1987  January
            Folder 8           1987  February-March

Box 5  Folder 1           1987  April
            Folder 2           1987  May
            Folder 3           1987  July
            Folder 4           1987  July
            Folder 5           1987  July
            Folder 6           1987  August-September
            Folder 7           1987  October-November
            Folder 8           1987  October
            Folder 9           1987  December

Box 6  Folder 1           1988
            Folder 2           1988  January-February
            Folder 3           1988  March
            Folder 4           1988  April
            Folder 5           1988  May-August
            Folder 6           1988  September

Box 7  Folder 1           1988  October
            Folder 2           1988  November-December
            Folder 3           1988
            Folder 4           1989
            Folder 5           1989  January-February
            Folder 6           1989  April
            Folder 7           1989  April
            Folder 8           1989  May-July
            Folder 9           1989  September
            Folder 10         1989  October

Box 8  Folder 1           1989  October
            Folder 2           1989  October
            Folder 3           1989  November
            Folder 4           1989  November
            Folder 5           1989  December
            Folder 6           1989
            Folder 7           1990
            Folder 8           1991
            Folder 9           8th Street Marketplace frontage on Capitol Blvd, 1981-1985

Box 9  Thick documents

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