DBA to Organize Downtown Neighborhood Association

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Boise's Downtown Business Association is pulling together a new board comprised of downtowners to form a neighborhood association: the Downtown Neighborhood Association. BW writer Tara Morgan wrote about the so-called DNA and the new downtown residential scene a few months ago.

The group will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, July 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the downtown public library auditorium. According to DBA director Karen Sander, there are eight board positions open. Call Sander if you are interested in serving on the Board: 208-472-5250.

Anyone who lives downtown or owns property or a business is eligible for the board. Sander tells citydesk that eight people have already expressed interest: seven downtown residents and one business owner. The city has a map of the official neighborhoods, a piece of which appears below (beige No. 9 area is the DNA).

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Boise chief planner Bruce Chatterton and CCDC director Phil Kushlan will both speak about plans for the downtown.