Wall Street improvements anticipated for Downtown Nampa!
The 2017 concept design included three primary phased upgrades from Front Street all the way up to 3rd Street South. Currently, we are looking at implementing a portion of Phase IA from 1st Street South to 2nd Street South.
This reduced version of Phase IA would transform the area into a more desirable, active and walkable access way, creating a pedestrian-only area, starting at 1st Street South and extending southward approximately 110 feet to the back of the buildings facing 1st Street South. The remaining alley way would be accessible to vehicle traffic. In order to facilitate larger delivery vehicles, the revised traffic pattern would include a “U-Shaped” turn area in the Stampede Parking Lot off of 2nd Street South. The project involves upgrading the utilities located under Wall Street from 1st Street South to 2nd Street South, installing hardscape design of colored brick pavers and concrete ribbons (designed as an homage to our history as a railroad town), decorative streetlights, and removable bollards. Trees, shrubs, art, street furniture and façade improvements would be funded through private or grant monies.
Project Purpose & Design
This project is supported by multiple city-adopted plans and is specifically identified as a top initiative in the 2017 Nampa Economic Development Plan. The purpose of the project is to address blighted conditions by providing a safe, walkable connection from the existing Wall Street pedestrian path through to 2nd Street South. Current conditions include lack of lighting, inadequate drainage/flooding issues and cracked asphalt, resulting in an uninviting, un-walkable pedestrian corridor surrounded by restaurants.
The Nampa Wall Street Alley Extension Project will:
Address unsightly and ununiformed garbage collection surrounding the local businesses
Provide for a more welcomed pathway for the public to the local and surrounding businesses and remaining corridor
Improve safety concerns by addressing motor vehicle use of the alleyway that create unnecessary traffic issues