8th Street Concept Plan – Boise, Idaho
A project for Boise’s Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC,) the 8th Street Concept Plan is a basemap depicting opportunities for enhancement along 8th Street’s vital corridor from State Street to the Boise River. These opportunities include: identity elements, wayfinding, public artwork, green energy, green space, pedestrian safety improvements, traffic calming, streetscape design, bicycle access and public space. Sketches depict suggested ideas to expand these opportunities to improve this vital corridor in the heart of downtown Boise.
The 8th Street corridor passes through and joins four distinct districts in downtown Boise. The center of each district is defined by a “node” created by the intersection of pedestrian and or vehicular traffic. The nodes act as a nexus, points of energy from which the urban landscape emanates. At these nodes, design opportunities flourish and are in the process of being implemented. This concept plan includes an extensive report and boards depicting design opportunities for enhancement.