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Grove Plaza's New Facelift to Begin

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With the development of Boise's massive City Center—including a new transportation facility, convention center expansion and the new Clearwater Building—getting closer to completion, the Capital City Development Corporation announced early Friday that it was moving forward with its own rebuild of the Grove Plaza.

CCDC officials said pedestrians will soon begin noticing new safety fencing in and around the Grove, but quickly added the public should be assured "that a thoughtful traffic flow plan will be implemented throughout construction, ensuring pedestrian traffic and local business access will remain open" despite staggered closures of portions of the site.

While this summer's Alive After Five has been shifted to the Basque Block, CCDC officials said the Grove Plaza will re-open in time for the holiday tree lighting at the end of the year. The 2017 Alive After Five series will return to the Grove.

The Grove Plaza renovation has a price tag of $4.85 million and the job was awarded to Boise-based McAlvain Construction.  The new Grove Plaza will feature public restrooms, portable tables and seating, free WiFi, more shaded areas, an updated interactive fountain, new lighting and a new sound system. Additionally, commemorative bricks will be laid throughout the Grove along with bricks that had previously been embedded when the Grove was first constructed.



CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • Capital City Development Corporation