Until all the money is collected, the Boise State Foundation and Boise State Alumni Association wont set a groundbreaking date, said Jennifer Wheeler, the universitys interim alumni director.
Like the current alumni center, the new version would serve as a venue for reunions, awards banquets and pregame parties such as the Bronco Bash, as well as homecoming and fundraising events, Wheeler said. The new center also would be available for groups outside the university to rent for events such as weddings and retirement dinners.
The foundation and alumni association must work out the details of a land swap with the university, which owns some of the ground where the center would be built, Wheeler said.
Plans call for the new alumni center to replace the current building on University Drive between Grant and Denver avenues. Office space for the foundation, alumni association and Department of University Advancement would dominate the 46,000-square-foot facilitys east wing. The advancement department coordinates fundraising, marketing, communication and alumni relations for Boise State.
Events would take place in the west wing, which features a great hall, and the courtyard between the wings, Wheeler said.
Were really positioning this building as the gathering place for alumni and friends and campus and community members, Wheeler said.
The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review plans for the new center at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Idaho Capitol.
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