The city of Nampa will move several city departments into the First Interstate Bank building at 500 12th Ave. S. as Idaho’s third largest city will now have two principal municipal offices.
The Nampa City Council entered into an agreement Oct. 2 with First Interstate to first lease 8,000 square feet in the historic Home Federal Bank building, and ultimately close June 30 on the $2.5 million purchase of the entire 34,500 square feet.
The city engineering and geographic information system (GIS) departments will be the first to move into the bank space, likely in October. The building department, planning and zoning, public works, economic development and code compliance eventually are expected to relocate into the bank, Bowman said.
“We are spread out,” city spokeswoman Amy Bowman said. “We are looking to consolidate departments. The building inspector is in the basement of the Family Justice Center. Code Compliance is in Fire Station 4.”
Economic development has a street-front office downtown.
First Interstate will remain in the building for now, Bowman said.
Home Federal Bank occupied the building from 1920 to 2014 until it was acquired by Bank of the Cascades, which itself was acquired in 2017 by First Interstate Bank.