This site is developed and maintained by East End residents interested in Boise’s Historic National Guard Armory; it’s a way for all stakeholders to share facts and developments regarding the Armory location, structure and future uses.
Like others, we approached this project out of curiosity about the Armory’s historic uses and how it might be transformed from a liability into an asset. We wanted to explore outcomes that might benefit the surrounding neighborhoods and Boise in general. Currently, the structure sits vacant, although the new owners are planning a few projects to stabilize, protect and enhance the structure.
Share your thoughts about the Armory itself, the roughly 5 acres surrounding it, and the transition from public to private ownership in 2012. Potential uses may be constrained by the current owner interests, zoning and market considerations. Bottom line…the building needs a purpose and tenant(s)—the sooner the better.
It’s a cool spot.