St. Luke's Health System has proposed a massive expansion
of its Boise medical center, including new office complexes, a second hospital tower, and additions to its pediatric and cancer services. The catch is, the master plan would close a portion of Jefferson Street.
Proponents of the plan say that's a small price to pay for the expanded services, and St. Luke's officials suggest that should the Boise City Council reject it, those services may have to move outside of Boise. The plan's critics have been vocal, arguing that closing Jefferson Street would cut off residents in Boise's East End neighborhood and clog traffic in the area.
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