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

Nominations for WBNA Officers and Board Members

Annual elections are coming up on Thursday, Feb 14th. 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. Thank you!

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.

New Billboard proposed on Fairview.

Boise Planning and Zoning has notified WBNA of a conditional use permit to erect a Billboard on Fairview across from Winco

Although this does not fall inside our Association borders I’m sure there will be alot of concern.

Approval of this application is on the P&Z Commission meeting agenda for  Jan 14th.


Tell me what you think.


photoshopped renditions below


Spaulding Ranch Update

Greetings WBNA and Spaulding Ranch neighbors!


This year, Boise Parks and Recreation has been working with our partner agencies and stakeholders to begin specific infrastructure planning for the Spaulding Ranch park. These activities include agricultural soils testing, topographic surveying, and irrigation systems design for future agricultural uses.


As you may know, the City of Boise recently acquired the house on the northwest corner of Glenwood and Cole (3736 N. Glenwood) at a foreclosure auction. The structure had previously been used as a commercial sober-living facility, but has been vacant for several years.


In order to accommodate additional future amenities at the Spaulding Ranch, it is our intent to remove this structure. That is why we are notifying you. The house has been surveyed and cleared of any hazardous materials and the items stored within the structure were found to be of no value to the previous owner(s) or local charity organizations. Once the structure is removed, our team can begin to prepare the site for seeding or sodding next year. Demolition crews are expected to begin razing the site on November 14, 2018. Work is expected to be completed no later than December 1st, 2018.


Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about the proposed removal of this structure, please feel free to contact Boise Parks and Recreation at and a project manager will be in touch.


Boise Parks and Recreation Department
1104 Royal Blvd.
Boise ID 83706

Phone: (208) 608-7600


Take the Survey

  •   What does your ideal neighborhood look like? Please share feedback about Boise’s West Bench to help identify future projects and programs in the neighborhood! Whether you are a resident of West Bench Neighborhood Association, have a child who attends school in the neighborhood, or work/own a business in the neighborhood, your feedback is important! Please take our short online survey to share your thoughts:
  •   Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to help make our neighborhoods unique and desirable. By aligning resources, we can improve livability and make measurable change. Learn more about Energize Our Neighborhoods by visiting or calling 208-570-6849.