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A Step Closer to the New Library: Mayor's E-News

There's an exciting article about the new library and pivot block development in this week's Mayor's e-news. If you haven't subscribed to the weekly newsletter yet, click here.

A Step Closer To New Library

From the Desk of Mayor Tom Dale:

Great things are happening in the City of Nampa. We have had several new restaurants open in the past couple of weeks. A warm welcome goes out to Del Taco, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Texas Roadhouse.

Speaking of good food, this Saturday is Meatballs with the Mayor, a spaghetti dinner and dessert auction to raise money for the Nampa Mayor’s Teen Council to help send a number of these incredible young men and women to a leadership conference in June. Just $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under, it’ll be at Nampa High School Cafeteria, 5-7pm, February 25th. I hope to see you there.


Something many Nampa residents are hoping to see soon is a new library. There is some exciting progress and a new partnership formed for this endeavor. I have asked Cliff Long, Director of Economic & Community Development, to share the latest information with you.

From the Desk of Cliff Long, Nampa Economic Development Director
It is an exciting time for Nampa; we are one step closer to having a new library become a reality.

Gardner Company was chosen a couple of weeks ago by the Nampa Development Corporation to be the master developer for the library and what’s called the “pivot block” (the block where the old police station, fountain, old fire administration and soon to be empty utility billing building are located.) Gardner is a great fit for this project. The company has a reputation for having companies lined up to lease space before the buildings are built, which brings greater success to the projects. It also has a long list of majormixed-use projects, many of them local including: the Saltzer St. Luke’s Medical Plaza near the Treasure Valley Marketplace; the Portico in Meridian by St. Luke’s with medical offices, retail businesses, and restaurants; and the 8th and Main project in downtown Boise. To see more projects go to gardnercompany.net.

Gardner will work with a library consultant to design a more spacious, functional library to serve an estimated 3000 patrons a day. Gardner is also tasked with designing the private portion of this project which could have a variety of mixed uses. A parking structure will be part of the development to accommodate the current 1000 plus daily library patrons, with room for more visitors, shoppers and restaurant customers. This new development is expected to encourage business growth and development downtown.

This project is moving into the design phase and you can be certain the Nampa Development Corporation and Gardner will provide opportunities for you to give input and feedback.

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