Property Owners Information

Historic Downtown Pocatello works for you, our property owners, to strengthen and continue to redevelop Downtown Pocatello. 

 

What have we done? 

 

  • $1.8 Million of Community Development Block Grant Funding
  • Over $14 Million in Private Investment through rehabilitation & construction
  • Over $17 Million in Public Investment
  • Increased Property Values - 2012 Operation Facelift Gate City Boxing Building
  • Increased Occupancy
  • Greenspace Development - Dudunake Park, old JC Penney Parking Lot, Pocatello High School Parking Lot, Old Town Pavilion, Leadership Pocatello Park, landscape improvements at Simplot Square, Old Town Bark Park
  • Parking Lot Enhancements - LED lighting, landscape improvement/replacement along N. Union Pacific Ave.
  • Beautification - holiday decorations, blue garbage cans, blue benches, hanging flower baskets, trees, tree lights
  • Public Art - Passages of Time Sculpture, 29 Literary Pavers, Trappers Park Public Art, High Winds Outdoor Gallery

 

Current Projects - 

 

  • Center Street Underpass Design Concept Project incorporating new parking lot along the 100 Block of South Union Pacific Avenue.
  • Work with the City of Pocatello to utilize Community Development Block Grant money for sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement on the 300-500 blocks of North Main Street.
  • Work to encourage facade projects at five additional sites - Operation Facelift 2013
  • Proceed with 300 Block Model Project which incorporates facade projects on both front and backsides of buildings and development of public green space.
  • Landscape improvements at Eastside parking lot including kiosk sign with map and brochures. Additional trash cans & benches.
  • Commissioned piece of public art at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

Why a strong and developing downtown area is important -

 

"Why should we invest in downtown?" Great question! The Old Town area is an important and worthwhile investment in the economic health and quality of life in your community.

 

  • Downtown is a symbol of community economic health, local quality of life, pride, and community history. These are all factors in industrial, commercial and professional recruitment.

 

  • A vital Downtown retains and creates jobs, which also means a stronger tax base. Long-term revitalization establishes capable businesses that use public services and provide tax revenues for the community.

 

  • Downtown is also a good incubator for new small businesses – the building blocks of a healthy economy. Strip centers and malls are often too expensive for new entrepreneurs.

 

  • A vital Downtown area reduces sprawl by concentrating retail in one area and uses community resources wisely, such as infrastructure, tax dollars and land.

 

  • A healthy Downtown core protects property values in surrounding residential neighborhoods.

 

  • The traditional commercial district is an ideal location for independent businesses, which in turn:

 Keep profits in town. Chain businesses send profits out of town.

Supports local families with family-owned businesses.

Supports local community projects, such as ball teams and schools.

 

  • Provide an extremely stable economic foundation, as opposed to a few large businesses and chains with no ties to stay in the community.

 

  • A revitalized Downtown increases the community’s options for goods and services: whether for basic staples, like clothing, food and professional services or less traditional function such as housing and entertainment.

 

  • Many Downtown districts become tourist attractions by virtue of the character of buildings, location, selection of unique businesses, and events held there.

 

Source: National Main Street Program sponsored by

The National Trust For Historic Preservation.

Historic Downtown Pocatello

420 N Main St

Pocatello, ID 83204

208.232.7545

info@historicdowntownpocatello.com

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News

Monday Food Truck Round Up!

Every Monday at the Downtown Pavilion enjoy a variety of food trucks serving a variety of yummy foods from 4pm to dark.

 

Farmers Market 

Now Open!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is open for another exciting season. The market will be open every Saturday at the Downtown Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.

 

Crafter's Market

Now Open!

Be sure to stop by The Crafter's Market at Station Square. This indoor market is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm inside Station Square located at 200 S. Main. Discover unique and exciting locally crafted items with over 20 vendors each week.

 

End of Summer Bash

  September 8!

The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash from 5-8pm featuring the KYD-J Band.  This will be the last Wednesday night concert of the summer at the Downtown Pavilion and is a fundraising event for their organization.

 

First Friday Art Walk

  October 1!

On Friday,  October 1, you are invited to come Downtown and enjoy First Friday Art Walk.  The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, fashion and more.  Plan now to come stroll through Downtown and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!  Admission is free and so is the parking!

 

Great Pumpkin Festival

  October 2!

Vendor registration for The Great Pumpkin Festival is now open!  Don’t miss the opportunity to feature your business, products and services during this annual outdoor event scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 9am to 2pm along Main Street.  Click here for details and the registration form.

 

Haunted History Walking Tours

 Fridays &     Saturdays in     October!

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Historic Downtown Pocatello are pleased to present the 13th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours on October 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30th. Visit four haunted buildings in Historic Downtown Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself the charm and haunts inside!

 

Tickets are now available!

 

Trick-or-Treat Downtown

  October 29!

On Friday, October 29th from 3-5:30pm, our merchants and businesses will have treats for all of the little ghosts and goblins!  This is a daytime, safe, after school Halloween Trick-or-Treat event.

 

Christmas Night Lights Parade Entry Registation is Now Open!

Register your entry today for this year's Christmas Night Lights Parade presented by Lookout Credit Union on Friday, November 26th, 6:30pm.  Click here for details.

 

Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project 

Relight the Night is in the process of raising funds for our next neon sign restoration.  To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below.  Thank you!

 

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