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In the mid-1980s, CCDC made a number of improvements to 8th Street between Main and Bannock including widening sidewalks and installing brick pavers, historic street lights, benches, and flower planters. The Ada County Highway District, which has jurisdiction over all local streets in Ada County, transferred ownership of this section of 8th Street to CCDC. CCDC now manages the use of the street and sidewalks from building face to building face.

Wider sidewalks on 8th Street has allowed a thriving cafe'/patio dining district to develop. Before a restaurant can use the sidewalk for a patio dining area there are two steps that must be completed. The building owner must sign a license agreement, and the tenant (restaurant) must sign a license agreement with CCDC. There is a nominal fee. Patio dining areas must be furnished and managed in accordance with CCDC's outdoor dining area design standards. The CCDC board adopted the design standards to assure that 8th Street will be an attractive, distinctive place for customers and visitors. For more information on license agreements and design standards, contact Max Clark at 384-4264.

Download contact information for 8th Street merchants here.

8th Street Rental

Reserved use of the street is by permission only, typically through a license agreement or an approval of application. Examples include the Capital City Public Market, May in Motion and the Father’s Day Car Show. For more information contact Max Clark at 384-4264.