WARNING: Renderings ahead!
Last week I gave you a colorful graphic showing downtown Boise in 2016. Today I offer a more photorealistic glimpse into the future.
Let’s start with JUMP!
This four-block construction project that currently looks like the world’s largest jungle gym will ultimately look like this:
In it will be a massive $70 million creative center with studio space and classrooms, while the building in the second picture will house the consolidated headquarters for the Simplot Co.
Using my 3D model of the fully-built JUMP complex, I crafted a before/after image showing the parcel in Summer 2012 vs. Summer 2016.
Earlier this week I did an article on the Gardner Co.’s new City Center Plaza. In this rendering, you can see both of them together:
Just to break up the visual consistency of this post, here’s a BEAUTIFUL shot of downtown Boise, taken only 2-3 years ago, courtesy Build Idaho.
For fun, open this image in another tab, and side-by-side compare this shot to the above and below renderings.
You might have caught word of this 6-story mixed use project slated for 119 N. 10th Street which could eventually include a renovation of the existing 4-story John Alden Building:
(Really dig the look of this project. Great scale, great design, great location… it should breathe some life into what’s currently a surface parking lot)
I haven’t modeled the John Alden renovation yet, but I model a simplified version of the new building, seen here with JUMP. Looking North:
Looking South-Southeast (Note the additions to Lusk St. neighborhood)
Looking West down Front St.
Finally, comparing it all, Summer 2012 vs. Summer 2016.