The city of Boise is poised to buy a 0.65-acre lot a half-mile east of fire Station No. 8 on Overland Road.
For a few years now, the city has contemplated moving Station 8 east to reduce response overlaps with other stations and to improve response times in the general area. Boise voters passed a $17 million bond last month that will pay for that and other fire-related projects.
The City Council is being asked to approve the purchase of the lot and building at 3575 W. Overland Road at its Tuesday meeting. The price: $335,000. The item on the agenda for that meeting identifies the Fire Department as the agency requesting the transaction.
Stoddard Property Investments, a McCall company run by Jeffrey Stoddard, currently owns the property.
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It seems likely the city would demolish the property's existing building, which is unoccupied and looks an awful lot like at KFC restaurant.
I'm not sure if the city has a firm plan for disposing of the existing Station 8 once the new one is built. In fact, the city hasn't confirmed to me yet that the purchase of the 3575 W. Overland property is indeed for the relocation of Station 8.
I'll update as I receive responses.