The Boise Futures Foundations Records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, research, studies, surveys, bibliographies, publications, and other documents about city planning and infrastructure from the 1970s-1990s.
Reports, studies, proposals, testimony, development agreements, memoranda, minutes, clippings, and other papers, relating to urban development projects in Boise, Idaho, particularly efforts in the 1980s to revitalize Boise's downtown commercial core and develop a regional mall. Some documents were produced by the Boise Redevelopment Agency; others by commercial groups presenting the agency with development proposals.
Minutes, correspondence, zoning and planning documents, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photos, and other records and publications, created or collected by the association, chiefly during the 1980s and 1990s. Most of the papers relate to the controversy in the 1990s over the proposal to build homes on the rim above Castle Rock, a Boise landmark considered sacred ground by the Shoshone and Paiute tribes of southern Idaho, and the association’s campaign to "Save Castle Rock"; and to transportation studies in the 1980s and 1990s to divert traffic from Warm Springs Avenue in the East End through southeast Boise via new bridges over the Boise River.
The Planning Boise Collection contains studies, reports, policy statements, and plans, issued chiefly by governmental bodies in Ada County and Boise, Idaho, relating to city planning in Boise, with major emphasis on the redevelopment of Boise's downtown retail core, development in the Boise Foothills, and other planning and zoning concerns, 1957-2002; together with memoranda, minutes, reports, clippings, and other papers, from Charles Hummel's work as consultant to the Mayor's Select Committee on Downtown Development, 1982.