The Central Addition
neighborhood is making things a little easier on Art in the Park goers this year—and raising awareness of efforts to reinvigorate the once-diverse residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown.
As part of the effort, parking spots will be made available for free to Art in the Park attendees, hosting pop-up attractions and guiding tours of the area between Myrtle and Front streets, and Capitol Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. Events and attractions will take place during Art in the Park's operational hours. Parking will be available at the triangle lot on the northwest corner of Front and Third streets.
The Central Addition was once the location of such Boise landmarks as the 1893 home of Judge Stewart—once a law partner of Sen. William Borah—and historic worker housing near Fourth and Broad streets. In February, two architecturally significant, late 19th century homes burned down
However, the neighborhood is also undergoing revitalization efforts with the help of community leaders, and is establishing itself as Boise's first EcoDistrict. It's also home to some of the highest density of LEED-certified
buildings in the city.