Downtown Project

DOWNTOWN PROJECT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Update for the Downtown Construction project as of 8/1/19:

Contractors will taking down the majority of the fencing on Lenora Street to improve pedestrian access and begin demolition on the north half of the project from Lenora to Ice Cream Alley. 

The furnishing zone pavers on the south half of Lenora and pedestrian zone pavers on the south half of 2nd Street will be installed over the next 2-3 weeks and the final furnishing zone pavers will be installed on south 2nd Street later in the project. 

*Schedule subject to change

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WHY REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN?

The “Heart” of our City is McCall’s Downtown. Its the gathering place for the community and a sense of arrival for visitors. The first glimpse of Payette Lake when entering Downtown McCall leaves a lasting impression on anyone who has visited. The Downtown Project aims to increase the energy of the area and create a vibrant and  attractive destination for both residents and visitors. This project will transform our  Downtown into a symbol of pride for the community and establish McCall’s identity. Restoring McCall’s Downtown is an important economic catalyst for attracting new businesses, residents, and visitors to McCall.

The current dilapidated condition of Downtown McCall roads display the need to rebuild. The Streets L.O.T. has provided a financial solution to repair an important reflection of McCall’s overall character. City of McCall remains focused on maintaining and improving the physical and economic aspects of Downtown McCall for visitors, residents and  the businesses  community.

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Damaged Corner Lenora Street Picture

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Park Street / 2nd Street
Looking West
2nd Street
on the NW Corner of Lenora
2nd Street Looking North
in front of Albertson's Market


2nd Street Existing       2nd Street Proposed

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Over the next four years McCall’s Downtown will get a complete facelift. Over the course of shorter construction phases, crews will aim to keep impacts to a minimum and utilize our short summer construction window.Downtown Improvements.png

2nd Street
The center of downtown and therefore calls for a unique design. Including special pavement treatments and rolled curbs will create an area for public gathering events.

Lenora, Park & 1st  Street*
These typical streets with low speeds, short blocks, and relatively low traffic volumes provide important pedestrian connections to the Downtown, parking and the Lakefront.

Veteran’s Alley
This important utility corridor will see overhead utility lines converted to underground as well as water, sewer and stormwater improvements. The alley will also be paved 100%.

*May take additional time to complete based on funding sources.


4 to 5 Years of construction time will include:

  • New roadway surfaces
  • Improved sidewalks
  • Streetscaping
  • On-street parking
  • Enhanced pedestrian intersections
  • Utility upgrades*
  • Event spaces*
  • Outside seating**
  • Street lighting
  • Storm water upgrades
  • Integrated public artwork**
*Funded by sources other than the Streets  Local Option Tax (Streets L.O.T.)
*May take additional time to complete based on funding sources.
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Summer / Fall 2019

In the summer of 2019, construction continues in the downtown as the focus shifts to new roads and sidewalks. Closures will be conducted in stages to reduce impacts. Signs will be adequately posted to guide traffic. Pedestrian walkways will not always be accessible so look for alternate paths and signs to guide you. All businesses will remain open during their regular hours. 

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Sidewalk access will be open to all businesses and all businesses will be open according to their regular business hours. Signs will be posted to direct traffic.

Bus Transportation Treasure Valley Transit Red Line will be running offering free transport for those who need assistance getting around. Contact them at (208) 634-0003.
Find Parking

On-street parking will be limited due to road shut downs. Please use public lots that allow free multiple vehicle parking.


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Draw2AA0.pngThe Downtown Reconstruction Project uses Streets Local Option Tax dollars to restore streets.  These streets were allocated as a part of the McCall Improvement Plan as well as detailed for future growth in the Downtown Master Plan.

Underground infrastructure is being paid for by Streets Local Option Tax,  McCall Water Department, McCall Franchise Utility Fund, Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District, Idaho Power, Frontier Communications and Cable One.

Conceptual Drawing
View a conceptual draft of what the future of the Downtown in McCall could look like.


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Project Leader
Nathan Stewart, Public Works Director
(208) 634-8943  Desk
(208) 315-3304  Cellular