Posted November 19, 2019
On Sept. 28, 2019 at the Energize Boise Celebration the West Valley Neighborhood Association was presented with a special award by the city of Boise for their continuing efforts in revitalizing the Ustick Townsite.
Posted November 19, 2019
July 24 2019 at an event in Magnolia Park in Northwest Boise, Mayor Dave Bieter announced that the city approved 20 neighborhood projects including a $50,000 grant for phase two of the Ustick Beautification Project.
Phase two will include purchase and installation of 10 poles in the Ustick townsite and signage for the poles that will identify Ustick as a historic area in West Boise. The UBP team is working with Energize and Boise City Planning on phase two of the Ustick Beautification project.
Posted July 12, 2019
The second annual Ustick in Bloom West Boise Neighborhood celebration was held June 22, 2019 in Redwood Park. Over 500 neighbors gathered to celebrate our community on this beautiful summer solstice.
Many thanks to Boise City Energize Our Neighborhoods, West Valley Neighborhood Association and the Ustick Beautification project team for making our celebration a success! A special thanks to Mayor Dave Bieter for his continued support of the Ustick Beautification project and our Ustick in Bloom celebration.
We are looking forward to celebrating and connecting with our West Boise neighbors again next year!
Please take a moment to look at THE PHOTOS of our second Ustick in Bloom celebration.
Our vision for the Ustick Townsite Beautification Project is to awaken the collective memory of the historic agricultural community in West Boise - Ustick Village. At its prime, Ustick was a bustling agricultural town surrounded by orchards and energized by a small farming community. The townsite was complete with a bank, a creamery, a school, and its own Mercantile, where produce was weighed and shipped via the local railway system “The Interurban” to destinations east and west. These buildings have withstood the test of time and still stand in the townsite and continue to be utilized as business ventures.
Urban sprawl has nearly decimated the character and historical significance of the Ustick Townsite. Ustick Road, a two-lane road once shaded by a canopy of poplar trees served as the trolley line for the Boise Valley Railway which ran from Caldwell to Boise. The beautiful canopy of trees is gone and what was once a tree-lined Ustick Road is now a five lane highway to Meridian.
Our vision includes a re-birth of this once thriving community by working with Boise City and community partners to re-create a pedestrian friendly neighborhood in which West Boise residents can once again connect and commune. Our vision includes trees, landscaping, historical street lamps, sculpture and artwork that will soften the area to make it a pleasant place to walk and bicycle. We also envision a welcoming place with shops that are within easy walking distance and historical interpretative signage to educate the public about the townsite of Ustick. Future development of walking paths and inclusion in the West Boise comprehensive plan could include routes along the irrigation ditches leading to Comba Park.
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