GBAD Members Take Up New Convention Study


When board members of the Greater Boise Auditorium District convene their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 24, they will take up a presentation by Mike Ezell of planning and architecture firm tvsdesign about the future of Boise's convention space.

Presenting an update on a site and program study commissioned by GBAD, Ezell will provide more information as the board explores additional convention space in Boise.

The board is considering how best to utilize a parcel of land bordered by 11th, 13th, Front and Myrtle streets for the construction of a new convention center. Currently, the 50,000-square-foot Boise Centre attracts only 25 to 30 conventions per year and GBAD hopes additional convention center space will lure a larger number of conventions.

Board members Judy Peavey-Derr and Hy Kloc both scored primary wins on Tuesday, May 15. Kloc won the Democratic nomination for Idaho House Seat B in District 16, while Peavey-Derr picked up the GOP State Senate nod in District 17.