CCDC previously owned several vacant parcels on Ash Street totaling approximately 0.75 acres. The site is adjacent to the Pioneer Pathway, the historic Hayman House which CCDC conveyed to the City of Boise in 2016, and a small public park and is within the River Street Neighborhood. A Request for Qualifications/Proposals for a workforce housing development was published in September 2016 with proposals due on November 15, 2016. The CCDC Board of Commissioners reviewed two complete proposals on November 29, 2016. The proposals were reviewed based on five criteria including neighborhood design and context, catalyst potential, investment, development schedule, and sustainability.
On December 12, 2016, the Board of Commissioners chose to award the RFP to deChase Miksis to construct workforce housing. The deChase Miksis project proposed 23 townhouses with 3 bedrooms and one-car garages, and (8) 1-bedroom apartments with one reserved parking space each. For a period of time, this project will be rent-restricted to create workforce housing in an amenitized location. The project connects residents to the Boise River and Downtown, as well as pays homage to the historic, City-owned Hayman House and the history of the neighborhood.
The Disposition and Development Agreement was executed in November 2017 by CCDC. As Boise’s Redevelopment Agency, CCDC has the ability to buy underutilized properties for the purpose of redevelopment. Through a public and competitive Request for Proposal process, CCDC works with private developers who are willing to take on catalytic projects. These types of developments would likely not be possible without the financial participation of CCDC.
The Ash Street Town Homes project, now named Ash + River and completed in May 2019, has 34 units, a mix of 23 three bedroom townhouses, and 2 two-bedroom and 9 one-bedroom units. A small corner retail space opening towards Pioneer Pathway is currently occupied by coffee shop Push and Pour. The building is LEED Gold certified, and provides sustainable, safe, and energy-efficient homes with rents restricted to be affordable to those making less than 120% of the average median income.
Former CCDC Project Manager, Laura Williams, managed the Ash Street Town Homes project.
Please direct any questions regarding this project to CCDC Project Manager, Alexandra Monjar.
For leasing information, please contact TableRock Residential.