Monthly Archives: March 2022

URGENT! EENA Seeks Community Input thru 4/7

Oblique view of the light cream-colored Idaho National Guard Armory to the right of the image. The building consists of a 2- to 3-story barrel-vaulted center section, with a two-story section facing Reserve Street and a single-story section on the south side of the building. The three-story Shadow Mountain apartments and single story Cascadia nursing facility are to the left of the image.

Current view of the Armory profile from Military Reserve. This view of the historic building would be hidden behind a proposed multi-story residential development shown below at right.

The East Neighborhood Association (EENA) Board wants to hear your ideas about the armory and proposed development (learn more here, here and here).
 
April 7 Deadline: Please refer to this background piece and take 15 minutes and respond to the EENA/Armory Subcommittee survey here:
If you want or need more information, here are links to the site map and EENA’s neighborhood plan goals and more background information about the armory.

URGENT: The Alpha Development Group Neighborhood Armory meetings are scheduled for March 31 and April 1.*

*These are not official public hearings. They are informational only, but questions may be asked about the project if time allows.

Current plan view (left) and proposed new construction to the east (right).


  • For a brief history of the Armory’s past two decades, click here.
  • And to view the results of a past neighborhood visioning session facilitated by the University of Idaho Urban Research and Design Center, click here.
  • Selected comments over time can be found here.
  • This site contains a fair bit of information about what we’ve learned about the armory, similar structures in different communities (and how they’ve been repurposed), and lots of photos of the interior and exterior of the original structure.
  • Early Keynote Presentation developed for Mayor and Council: Armory WFHTF 6_11