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Fairmont Update

Workers tell me complete in a week

May 9th Meeting Minutes published

In case you missed it you can catch up on WBNA business HERE

Fairmont Park Improvements

Lead time for the shelter has slipped. Shelter structure expected to arrive in May

Work starts on Monday. Weather permitting.
See below for Timeline

Fairmont Progress

Just a quick update on the Fairmont Park project.
Looks like concrete work is nearing finish.

Visioning share back

This is the compiled data that was shared back at the WBNA Annual Meeting from last years visioning events This is data from which the open house project choices were derived.

Energize Open House

Energize Open House in West Bench Neighborhood
Wed, April 10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Morley Nelson Elementary (7701 W Northview St) 

After gathering Visioning feedback from people who live, work, and have children who attend school in West Bench throughout 2018, we are ready for the next step in the Visioning process. You helped identify ways to improve your neighborhood, now come learn about potential projects and vote for your top choice! We will also provide updates on current projects and plans for the neighborhood, as well as information about City programs and resources.

The top project(s) will be selected for development and implementation, and residents will be able to join the working group(s) formed for the project focus area(s). Click here to be notified of Energize updates and opportunities to be involved in projects.

At the Open House, you will be able to vote for one of the following projects:

  1. Settlers Canal Project. Cleanup, beautification, and enhancement of the area along Settlers Canal on Goddard St. (across from Capital High).  
  2. Spaulding Ranch Orchard Phase One. First phase of planting for an orchard at Spaulding Ranch.   
  3. Public Art on Ustick Rd. and Milwaukee St. Public art installation on the southeast corner of Ustick Rd. and Milwaukee St.
  4. Basketball Court at Milwaukee Park. A basketball court behind (east of) the sports fields.
  5. Neighborhood events, cleanups, and community-building efforts. Neighborhood event(s) and activities to engage and connect residents and build/strengthen a sense of community.

If you aren’t able to attend the West Bench Open House, you can still vote on a project. Be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail that will include the list of projects. Vote for your top choice, and return the postcard (postage paid) to the Energize team. Be sure to mail in your vote by April 30th!

Contact the Energize team with any questions at

Progress at Fairmont

Ground broke at Faimont park, a little off schedule likely on account of the recent snow.

Annual Meeting is Feb 14th

West Bench Neighborhood Accosiation

Join us at the Library at Cole and Ustick February 14th at 7:00 PM for our annual meeting and election of officers.

We’ll have pizza from Flying Pie and other snacks

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean will speak on Boise’s priorities

Nikki Drake from Energize Our Neighborhoods will be presenting compiled data from last year’s visioning events and lay out next steps.

We will be electing WBNA officers for 2019 

If you or someone you know that lives in the West Bench district is interested in running for an office or serving as a board member, please contact Rochelle at by Monday, Feb 11th.

2019 is going to be a great year with many opportunities to be involved I hope to see you there

WBNA Presidents

3 WBNA Presidents in 1 room. Great to see leaders past and present working together.

Community Education Classes open


Online registration for Winter 2019 Community Education session begins Sunday, January 6, 2019 by clicking Register Here.