Last Thursday evening, the public hearing continued for Foxcroft Subdivision during the Meridian Planning and Zoning meeting.
The subdivision would bring 216 apartments, 75 single-family homes and add an important east-west link along Pine Ave.
The commission voted to move Trilogy Development’s project to city council with modifications.
Public comment and modifications
The applicant received six pieces of testimony from citizens discussing disapproval with the Foxcroft Subdivision. Many of those comments were people objecting to the extension of Pine Ave. Meridian resident Jane Byam called in during the public hearing to express concerns about the extension adding traffic.
“At the time that school lets out and starts in the morning, people can’t get out onto Black Cat because of traffic-stopping to turn into the school,” she said. “Having Pine extended is going to cause even more problems there.”
To the north of Pine, the apartment complex would bring 378 total units and originally had 429 parking spots planned. However, the commission was not happy with this number of parking spots. Since the feedback, the applicant has adjusted the number of spots to 440.
The complex would feature a number of amenities, including a clubhouse with a community room, fitness center, and a swimming pool. Though the commission did not think this was an adequate number of amenities for the residents. However, the applicant believes that the listed amenities are sufficient, as Fuller Park offers several and is nearby.
“In all my years of being on the commission I’ve never heard anyone come in and say I’ve got too many amenities in my subdivision,” Commissioner Steven Yearsley said. “Typically, everything is underbuilt and over-utilized. In our subdivision that we have, it’s the same thing. You never have enough, and so I think it is warranted for another amenity.”
Trilogy Development will now present its plans for a new subdivision to the Meridian City Council.