We spent this past week drafting an almost complete version of Boise City’s new Historic Preservation Plan. The Plan has not been updated since it was first written in 1979, and so much has changed since then! The City has made so much progress toward preserving Boise’s heritage, but so many structures and sites remained threatened. And, in modern times, an additional consideration is how to deal with “green” updates in historic districts. SHRA is working on integrating the City’s goals of Environmental Stewardship with its historic preservation goals, recognizing that the two are often complementary. The plan will be completely drafted in early July, and will be heading to public comment this fall.
– Jennifer Stevens