City of Eagle Improvement Projects

The Eagle Landing

City of Eagle crews are hard at work transforming "The Landing" property at the corner of Eagle Road and Mission Drive. The City purchased it this summer. Now called the "Eagle Landing," the property will serve as the new home of the Eagle Museum of History and Preservation, a new community center and department staff offices. 

The old church on the property will house the museum. We are proud to be preserving the historic 1938 church and filling it with items and stories of historical significance to Eagle. Work is underway to clean up the building and make way for the museum exhibits. When the work there is done we will move the museum out of its current location on Old State Street. As of right now, there is no firm deadline for moving the museum. 

The lion's share of the renovation action is going on in the building that will eventually be staff offices. Walls in the old house are coming down to make way for our Parks and Recreation and Museum staff offices. 

Speaking of Parks and Rec., the community center that is already on the property will become the base of operations for many recreation classes and camps. The building needs minimal renovation work, so select classes will start taking place there this August. 

We are excited to be revitalizing this well-known property in the heart of our community. Please pardon our dust while we turn it into a hub for fun and educational activities! We can't wait to show you the fruits of our labors.

Contact: 

The Eagle Mayor's Office, 208-489-8790 or email.


Reid Merrill Park Splash Pad and Play Structure Replacement

On August 5, 2019, the City began the replacement of the splash pad and play structure at Reid Merrill Park. The new play structure and splash pad will open in the spring of 2020. The project includes a new play structure, swings, ADA accessible equipment, and a 60% increase in the size of the splash pad.

In late August, the City of Eagle gifted the old Reid Merrill Park play structures to the City of Wilder and completed the demolition of the concrete slab and backfilled where the old play structure previously located. The installation of the new play structure began the first week of October. 

 dirt ground at merrill park playground

In order to accommodate deliveries and installation equipment, the western parking lot entrance from E. Shore Drive will be closed indefinitely to the general public. We ask that all park visitors, for their own safety, respect the construction fencing and enter only at the eastern entry. Parking (including handicap parking) will remain available from the eastern park entrance along E. Lake Shore Drive and from the public lot off E. Riverside Drive near the entrance to the Revel Apartments (see map). We appreciate the public's patience as we improve and enhance the park amenities in Reid Merrill Park.

merrill park parking map

merrill park splash pad rendering
merrill park play structure rendering

Contact:

Nichoel Baird Spencer, Planner III, (208)939-0227, nbaird@cityofeagle.org

Downtown Sidewalk Repairs and Safety Improvements

The City of Eagle worked with the Ada County Highway District to implement some necessary sidewalk repairs and safety improvements along State Street in Downtown Eagle between Olde Park Place and 2nd Street.  The project included sidewalk edge grinding, replacement of sections of the curb, gutter, and sidewalk, as well as the removal of 4 trees within the downtown.  Below are before and after images of some of the problem areas. 

Before and after images of tree removal and sidewalk replacement near Sweet TeaWhile the City does not take lightly the removal of trees, the safety of the pedestrians is of utmost importance.  Trees are only being removed where no other alternative is available. All improvements are a temporary measure while the City and ACHD complete the design and construction of the State Street and Eagle Road intersection.  The finished project will include the installation of new sidewalks, street trees with enhanced root protection, curb, and gutter from Olde Park Place east to 2nd Street.  ACHD also plans to construct a quadrant intersection and widen Eagle Road between Plaza and State to 4 lanes with a center median. The timeline for that construction is in 2022. 

street trees map

Contact:

City of Eagle: Nichoel Baird Spencer, Planner III, (208)939-0227, nbaird@cityofeagle.org

ACHD: Ryan Fisher, ADA/Safe Sidewalk Coordinator, (208) 387-6288, rfisher@achdidaho.org

Eagle Road Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

In late September the City held an open house about the Ped-Bike bridge project. Click here to view the displays from the open house.

In early August crews cleared debris and trimmed trees along the west side of the Eagle Road Bridge over the north channel of the Boise River. The debris clearing was in preparation to dig test bores for the planned pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Bridge construction is tentatively scheduled for 2024, dependent on future funding.

pedestrian bridge boring sites map

Bridge Concept Art

Concept art of the Eagle Road Pedestrian/Bike Bridge over the Boise River

Contact:

Nichoel Baird Spencer, Planner III, (208)939-0227, nbaird@cityofeagle.org

Highway 44 Pedestrian Crossing

On September 10, 2019, the Eagle City Council accepted the pre-concept report for a grade-separated crossing of SH-44 East of Eagle Road. The pre-concept report reviewed the optimum location for a crossing and provide an overview of crossing options including bridges over and a tunnel under. The study is the first step in project development.

The City Council has directed staff to begin a public participation process to gage community preference for the crossing options and the public willingness to fund the project. Once completed the City will pursue funding for the project through both public and private sources. Check out the pre-concept study. 

Contact:

Nichoel Baird Spencer, Planner III, (208)939-0227, nbaird@cityofeagle.org

Crossing Concept Art

Highway 44 crossing concept with elevators

This artwork shows Concept C for the pedestrian crossing. It features stairs and enclosed elevators. You can see more design concepts here.