Greenstone Properties has submitted a rezoning application for a development that includes a new Boise Hawks (Short Season A; Northwest League) ballpark, along with surrounding amenities.
Last year, Greenstone Properties–where Hawks co-owner Chris Schoen is a partner–reached terms with St. Luke’s Health System on an 11-acre site at Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive, making it the focal point of new ballpark discussions. Schoen and Jeff Eiseman co-own the Hawks through Agon Sports & Entertainment, and the pair is behind SRP Park–the new North Augusta, SC home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Low A; Sally League).
SRP Park is a new ballpark positioned as the anchor of a larger development concept, and a similar plan is being pitched for Boise. The new ballpark would seat 5,000 for baseball, with the capacity bumping up to 7,500 for soccer matches. The facility would also be surrounded by several amenities in a new development, as Greenstone has filed to rezone five parcels with a total area of about 11 acres. More from The Idaho Statesman:
Two six-story multifamily buildings are part of Atlanta-based Greenstone Properties’ proposal. One has 240 condos or apartments, the other 60. Each would have retail space, or the potential for retail space, on the ground floor.
The proposed development also includes a 120,000-square-foot office building, a parking garage with about 700 stalls and improvements to Shoreline Drive between Americana Boulevard and 14th Street.
It would change the site where Kmart opened a store in 1966 that was then one of the largest stores in Boise. St. Luke’s has occupied the building for more than a decade.
“With neighborhood changes and changes in use, this once vibrant retail node has become primarily an office complex,” wrote Geoffrey M. Wardle, a Boise lawyer representing Greenstone, in the application letter.
Financial plans for the ballpark have estimated a $40-million facility. Greenstone would provide $1 million in cash and donate four acres of land, with the city chipping in $3 million, the Greater Boise Auditorium District contributing $5 million, and the rest covered by a 20-year bond borrowed by Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), the city’s urban renewal agency. Greenstone would be expected to add at least $60 million in development surrounding the ballpark, with property taxes from the development and annual ballpark rent payments covering the CCDC’s debt.
Rendering courtesy Greenstone Properties.
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