Central Addition Placemaking

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ISG staff and other partners are working this weekend to raise awareness about downtown Boise’s Central Addition neighborhood with a pop-up placemaking project on Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th. The group plans to host free parking, a self-guided tour of historic homes, live events, coffee and food stands and other attractions to demonstrate the potential for vitality, livability and culture in the neighborhood. Central Addition comprises the area between Myrtle and Front streets from Broadway to Capitol Boulevard.  “This area was once a diverse, vibrant neighborhood which was slowly cut off from the rest of the community. We see great potential for Central Addition to become one of Boise’s most walkable neighborhoods. Broad Street is a perfect setting for new downtown housing with nearby services and jobs, not to mention all the cultural and natural amenities nearby,” said ISG Program Coordinator Deanna Smith. The event coincides with Art in the Park in Julia Davis Park, and will provide some free parking for Art in the Park attendees in marked lots north of Front Street.

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