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Introducing Boise's First Sustainable LIV District

So…what is a LIV District?  Built on the City of Boise’s focus on livability through Lasting Environments, Innovative Enterprises and Vibrant Communities, a LIV District is a geographic area of focused investment that builds on the existing neighborhood fabric, addresses sustainability and takes a balanced approach to life, work and play.

For Boise’s first LIV District, it’s hard to imagine a better spot than the Central Addition. A neighborhood with a rich history in its connection to Boise’s downtown amenities, economy and culture, it is being revitalized by collaborative public and private investment.

Marked by thriving businesses, boutique shops, residential housing, parks, unique public art, hotels, universities and grocery stores, the Central Addition is at the epicenter of Boise’s best amenities. Connectivity to each is made easier with transportation options for all. Whether you want to hop on a Boise Green Bike for a ride across town, or walk to Julia Davis Park for a picnic using the new pedestrian pathway at 5th Street and Myrtle, or catch a bus from Main Street Station a few blocks away, you can do any or all effortlessly.

The Central Addition’s development has been deliberate with the goal of sustainability at the forefront, showcased by plenty of new LEED-certified construction. The neighborhood is powered in part by geothermal energy, a renewable resource with zero emissions and a near-zero carbon footprint, for which Boise has the largest direct-use system in the entire country. Additional features include smart design in sidewalks, roads and tree planting that naturally helps filter pollutants from rainwater runoff, sending cleaner water to the Boise River.

What really makes the Central Addition a distinct and special neighborhood is the people. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting businesses that exemplify the innovative, sustainable and active Central Addition…Stay tuned.

Read more about the Central Addition:

Bike racks with Central Addition green logo in them


Artwork outside of the Inn at 500

Aerial view of the Central Addition in Boise Idaho

Aerial view of the Central Addition

Published: August 01, 2017