The city of Boise unveiled plans Thursday for an array of public safety and park improvements. If the City Council approves holding the bond election, it will go before voters on the November ballot.
The breakdown for the bond: $18.5 million for public safety; $10 million for open space; and $5.5 million for parks.
Annual cost to the average homeowner: $13.
PUBLIC SAFETY $18,354,000
Build a new fire training facility on city-owned land near the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant on Joplin Road: $6.85 million.
Rebuild undersized Fire Station No. 4, Ustick Road and Milwaukee Street: $2,554,000.
Rebuild deteriorating Fire Station No. 5, S. 16th Street: $2.5 million.
Relocate Fire Station No. 8, Overland Road and Roosevelt Street, to the east for better coverage: $3.2 million.
Remodel outdated Fire Station No. 9, State Street and Collister Drive, to bring it up to code: $1.3 million.
Build a new police station in the Downtown Boise area: $1.95 million, plus another $1.95 million in impact fees.
Borah Park, 801 S. Aurora Drive: Develop four additional city-owned acres and add amenities, including a volleyball court and a dog-off-leash area; $525,000.
Franklin Park, southwest corner of Franklin Road and Orchard Street: Acquire a former Boise school site and develop a three-acre park; $760,000.
Liberty Park, 520 N. Liberty St.: Develop 2.5 city-owned acres and add amenities such as Little League fields and restrooms; $835,000.
Milwaukee Park, 3950 N. Milwaukee St.: Add amenities, including a basketball court and restrooms; $335,000.
Pine Grove Park, 8995 W. Shoup near Maple Grove and the Flying Wye: Develop four city-owned acres into a new park with picnic shelters, basketball courts, a playground and a dog park; $1,129,339.
Sterling Park, 9851 Irving St. off Fairview Avenue between Maple Grove and Five Mile roads: Develop eight city-owned acres into a new park with picnic shelters, tennis and basketball courts, a water spray pad, and a dog park; $1,893,636.
OPEN SPACE $10 MILLION
Acquire more preservation land throughout the Foothills.
The city says the 20-year bond would be a great deal for taxpayers, with just $13 added to the annual bill on an average Boise home (value of $184,546). That estimate includes a homeowner's exemption.
Cynthia Sewell: 377-6428, Twitter: @CynthiaSewell