Connecting Downtown & the Greenbelt
Pioneer Pathway is a shared use recreational pathway between the Boise River Greenbelt near Pioneer Bridge and the heart of Downtown Boise that runs through the River Street neighborhood in the River Myrtle-Old Boise urban renewal district. The pathway serves as a walking and biking connection from the river to downtown and as a high-quality recreational open space convenient to a number of current and upcoming neighbors including Mercy Housing, Payette Brewing, Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center, and Giraffe Laugh. The pathway features brick pavers, ample lighting, stylish benches and trash receptacles, and landscaping, including new River Birch trees.
The third and final phase of the Pathway between the south side of River Street and the Greenbelt by Ann Morrison Park is nearing completion. Once this phase is complete, the Pioneer Pathway will serve as a vital community asset maintained by Boise Parks & Recreation and open to the public in perpetuity as assured through right-of-way and formalized public easements.
In addition to the CCDC project, the Simplot HQ/JUMP project under construction on Parcel C (between Myrtle, Front, 9th and 11th streets) will include a pathway connecting Pioneer Pathway through the property to Broad Street. This pathway is expected to be generally open to the public and will provide a great walking and biking connection between the River Street neighborhood and parts of downtown, including BoDo/South 8th Street Marketplace, The Grove Plaza, and the Central Addition LIV District.
Matt Edmond is leading this effort for CCDC.