Video: One Block at a Time #003—Capitol, Broad and Front

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A historic photo of Boises Capitol Boulevard, long before a proposal rumored to create a home for Trader Joes.

Late last year, Boise Weekly reported on a potential Boise outlet of the popular grocery store Trader Joe's, with signs pointing toward four retail buildings proposed for a dirt parking lot at 300 S. Capitol Blvd.

While developers have yet to move forward, some Boiseans are looking at how the project would fit in with Capitol Boulevard, the historic motorway stretching between the Boise Depot and the Idaho State Capitol.

In this episode of One Block at a Time, we caught up with Preservation Idaho Vice President John Bertram. He's concerned about the density of the proposed project and how it fits with city planners' vision for Capitol Boulevard, and takes us on a look back at the Bunting tractor showroom, an art deco building torn down decades ago.

Take a look below.


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