College of Western Idaho trustees have voted to buy the old Bob Rice Ford 10 acres at the corner of Whitewater Park and Main Street for a permanent Boise campus.
CWI will create a committee and talk with the community and neighbors as plans for the college campus develop.
The Idaho Statesman says permanent Boise campus is part of a three building project CWI envisions for its Boise and Nampa campuses. At Nampa, the school wants to build a $35 million health sciences center and concentrate all health classes from across the Treasure Valley. School officials also want to build a student center, with financial aid, advising, counseling, testing and a study commons under one roof, for an estimated $45 million. A Boise campus could cost $70 million.
CWI purchased the land from the Rice Family a cost of $8.88 million.