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Conceptual Design Phase

There will be two opportunities for the public to comment during this phase of the project as well as online. See the history of the project, including milestones for public input here.

Open House Series #1

The public will be asked to respond to the exterior design concept ideas and provide comment on how they achieve project vision and goals. We will also seek feedback on the types of services and activities the public hopes to see in this space.

July 16 - Library! at Bown Crossing, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
               2153 E Riverwalk Dr, Boise, ID 83706
July 17 - Library! at Cole & Ustick, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
               7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704
July 18 - Library! at Hillcrest, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
               5246 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83705
July 19 - Library! at Collister, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
               4724 W State St, Boise, ID 83703
July 20 - Main Library, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
               715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Open House Series #2

In this series, the public will be asked to comment on further refinement of the design including interior spaces.
Dates and times are still TBD.

Can't make it to an open house?

You can comment online or at one of our Community Input Stations at each Library location between July 16 and July 23. Online comments will close at the end of the day on July 23 (11:59 pm).


Building Program & Community Visioning Report

Get detailed information on the initial building program and community workshops that informed the project Vision and Goals.


Project Timeline

Urban Design Study

Performing Arts Center Study

Develop Building Program Statement
Fundraising Feasibility Study
Visioning Workshops

Winter - Spring 2018
Hire Architect
Design Concept Development
We Are Here!

Summer 2018 - Fall 2019
Open Houses & Public Input
Schematic Design Phase

Fall 2019 - 2021
Capital Campaign


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To keep you up to date on this project, the City of Boise is piloting a new community engagement platform called coUrbanize. Follow along and you will receive:

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Giving Opportunities

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