Downtown Boise stadium proposal is finally official

Teya Vitu//April 30, 2018

Downtown Boise stadium proposal is finally official

Teya Vitu//April 30, 2018

The first official image of the Boise Sports Park proposal submitted to a city agency. Image from Boise Planning & Development Services website.

After more than a year of public debate, the proposal to build a downtown Boise stadium became official April 24 with the first government filing for the project at Shoreline Drive and Americana Boulevard.

Greenstone Properties of Atlanta, filing as Greenstone Boise LLC, applied with the city of Boise Planning & Development Services to rezone 11.05 acres from C-2D General Commercial and R-OD Residential Office to C-5D Central Business District to allow for the construction of a 5,000-seat stadium and assorted residential, office, commercial and garage development.

The developer seeks to have the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission consider the rezoning at its June 4 or June 11 meetings.

For more than a year, Greenstone has described the proposed details for the project. The city filing is the company’s first official statement describing the plan.

The Boise Sports Park stadium would have 5,000 fixed seats for baseball and, with additional temporary bleachers, 7,500 seats for soccer.

The project proposes 120,000 square feet of office and a 700-space garage behind the right field wall in the baseball configuration and 60 multifamily units along the left field wall. These apartments or condos would be behind a goal in the soccer configuration.

Another 240 apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail are penciled in between American Boulevard and the Boise River. There would be 20,000 square feet of retail behind the third base line bleachers.

The project still has several steps to go through before final city approval, with public comment opportunities at each step along the way.