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First Thursday: View the Future of Boise with CCDC

Get the low-down on downtown

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Construction is an inescapable fact of life in the City of Trees. From the Central Addition at Fifth and Broad Streets to the Grove Plaza, Jack's Urban Meeting Place and the apartments off Capitol Boulevard near Boise State University—the city is under construction.

This First Thursday, learn more about the projects led by Capital City Development Corporation during an open house (4-9 p.m. at 405 S. Eighth St.). Project managers for the Grove Plaza renovation will be on hand, as well as those heading up two new housing projects coming to downtown: the Afton near the Boise Public Library and Roost, which will be located in the Central Addition.

Bricks for the new Grove Plaza will also be available for purchase and inscription—$60 for a standard brick and $100 for a premium brick, which will be placed in a "specially designated, highly visible area," according to CCDC.

Passersby can also learn about new sidewalk stormwater designs meant to promote healthier tree growth, as well as wayfinding signs to be implemented downtown soon.