The College of Western Idaho Board of Trustees has requested to extend the feasibility period for the property it’s considering to purchase at the corner of Main Street and Whitewater Blvd. in Boise. The feasibility period will be extended to December 11, 2015 to allow for additional due diligence on the property.
As part of today’s Board meeting, CWI’s Board of Trustees reviewed the feedback collected and presented by CTA Architects Engineers for the property. The presentation included information collected from community input and visioning sessions and three conceptual development designs. Each of the concepts illustrate potential building options that would accommodate long-term developed in a staged approach occurring over time. Although these concepts do not offer complete programmed details, the insight and feedback received from participants along with development considerations provides the Board a better understanding of the development opportunities and desires of the community for a permanent Ada County campus.
CWI’s enrollment has grown to more than 20,000 students a year being served through academic and workforce training. To keep up with the demand for an educated and career ready workforce, the College has assumed leased spaces in business complexes that cost more than $2 million a year. These locations are not ideal for long-term sustainability and program growth. To continue to help bridge the skills gaps of individuals and businesses of Ada and Canyon Counties, CWI is planning for the future by investing in permanent campus facilities in Boise and Nampa along with robust online tools. This development will ensure educational offerings are accessible to students throughout our community.