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In the Know e-Newsletter
August 25, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Today we marked a significant milestone on the journey to providing more affordable homes in our community. With our community partners, we celebrated the groundbreaking at State and Arthur where we will begin the construction of Wilson Station Apartments, a project that embodies our commitment to creating a home for everyone.
In Boise we believe that everyone who chooses to make this city their home should have access to safe, dignified housing, regardless of their budget. This commitment has led us to adopt innovative tools like the Housing Land Trust, a program dedicated to crafting and preserving affordable housing on city-owned property.
In December 2020, we took a crucial step forward by acquiring this 0.94-acre property which will soon transform into the Wilson Station Apartments, offering 102 affordable homes for families that need them.
But this project is about more than just providing housing. It's about fostering a sense of community and enriching the lives of our residents. The Wilson Station Apartments will encompass not only apartments but also a community garden, safe routes to school, and new sidewalks. We are creating a space where families can thrive, children can learn, and everyone can feel a part of something greater.
With projects like Wilson Station and The Franklin, on Franklin and Orchard, we're well on our way to achieving our goal of producing 1,250 affordable homes by 2026.
Together, we are creating more than just buildings; we are building homes, futures, and opportunities.
Be well, Boise.
MORE PARKING AT THE BOISE AIRPORT
The Boise Airport opened a new public parking garage this week. The East Parking Garage increases long-term parking capacity at the terminal by more than 50%, adding over 1,100 additional stalls.
PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRE
Tips from Boise Fire
There are many precautions our community can take to protect themselves from a devastating wildfire. In the latest episode of Boise Fire’s Mission Strong podcast, officials discuss local and regional wildfire response, as well as how homeowners can protect themselves and their homes from wildfires.
DON'T MISS THE GOWEN THUNDER AIRSHOW
Join the Idaho National Guard this Saturday and Sunday for a free, family-friendly event. Gowen Thunder 2023 will be Idaho’s largest-ever military airshow and open house.