Why All the Fuss?
The Armory has been part of Boise’s East End, North End, Foothills and Downtown identity for three quarters of a century. Despite the City’s interest in raising funds for library expansion, they have postponed an auction of the Armory structure and surrounding acreage in the interest of exploring creative alternatives. They deserve a great deal of credit for their flexibility as we work on a win-win solution.
Many Boise residents believe the site and building’s potential worth transcend money alone, and that any plan for its future should be informed by community needs, values and priorities. In order to acheive broader community goals, Boise residents are working together to determine how best to preserve and develop the site as a perpetual, vibrant resource for the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses.