Frankly, I don't know. All I know is that today I read an article in the Idaho Statesman saying that infamous hole at the corner of 8th and Main was going to auction and that there's a $2.5+ million lien on the property.
Given that, even in "the good times," that location failed to produce an economically viable use, I think we (those who live, work and play in Boise) should consider putting up our own money to purchase the land with the ultimate goal of turning into a centerpiece park, amphitheater, etc. that will enhance the quality of our lives and the long-term vibrancy of our city.
The first logical step was to post this and see if there was any interest. I'm certainly not going to be able to raise the cash myself.
So that leaves me with a simple question: who's in?
This could be just another of my crazy ideas that goes nowhere, but we don't know until we begin discussing it. Please leave comments, contact info and ideas and let's see where this goes...