New development could transform Boise's West End

The plan calls for mixed-used real estate on the site.

BOISE - One of Boise's older neighborhoods, just northwest of downtown, could soon have a whole new look.

Developers are working on what they call Whitewater Park Station.

Three buildings, including Jerry's 27th Street Market and the Islamic Center of Boise, will be replaced with mixed-use buildings.

Some would house street-level shops underneath three floors of condos, and some would be townhomes.

"The 30th Street Master Plan that the city made years ago calls for this little corner to be the Hyde Park of the West End," said Jay Story of Story Commercial.

The West End is what Boise city leaders are calling the area roughly west of 21st Street to the Boise
River between State Street and Fairview Avenue.

People who now live in the area told us they'd like to see some restaurants closer to home.

“I think that would be a good idea, we don’t have any restaurants nearby,” said neighbor Ridwan Awad.

Plans for Whitewater Park Station are still subject to city approval, but builders are hoping to break ground by next year.

As for the existing buildings, the Islamic Center is already in the process of moving, and Jerry's Market has been closed for several months.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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