Images of the C.C. Anderson Building past, present, and future. Images courtesy of Idaho Shakespeare Festival
The NEA grant will support the design of a theater, rehearsal space, and a cultural center in a vacant department store in downtown Boise. The project will give new life to the last of Boise's historic department stores, the 112,844-square-foot C.C. Anderson Building, and will also include units for affordable artist housing. City of Boise, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation will collaborate to provide new space for artists and arts organizations in a central downtown location. The population of Boise is 210,145.