The Grove Plaza’s new design will include “a more contemporary paving pattern” as well as new shade structures, moveable tables and chairs, high-efficiency lighting, a sound system and a mobile stage for events in the plaza, according to a news release from Boise’s urban renewal agency, Capital City Development Corp.
The planning process for the new design began in November 2014, a few months after construction began on City Center Plaza, a two-building multiuse development on The Grove Plaza’s northeast side that will include retail, office, meeting and ballroom space. Construction of that project is expected to wrap up next summer.
Grove Plaza renovation designs were refined through events that included a public survey and several open houses and community events, according to the news release.
The renewal agency, which owns The Grove Plaza, is selling personalized, engraved bricks that will pave the plaza to help cover the project’s $3.95 million cost. The prices of those bricks ranges from $60 to $100.
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The renovation project is scheduled to begin early next year. It should be done about the same time the City Center Plaza project is done, according to the news release.