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Will the long-delayed Overland Rd. Meridian WinCo happen? A proposed apartment complex may give a clue

In 2016, WinCo Foods applied to build a store off I-84 near Eagle Rd. on Overland Rd. in a fast-growing part of South Meridian.

But the store never materialized. The Idaho Statesman reported in 2018 that the store’s agreement with the City of Meridian for the store expired. But a new apartment complex is proposed on a part of the land WinCo owns – but it remains unclear if that WinCo store will happen.

When BoiseDev reached out to Noah Fleisher of WinCo about the grocery store’s status, he stated that “WinCo has no comment on the project at this time.” 

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Developers Morgan Holdings and Stone Hill submitted a request to the City of Meridian for a preliminary plat for an apartment complex to split the lot for the previously proposed WinCo.

“The project applications apply only to the project site, which the applicant has under contract to purchase from WinCo Foods. WinCo Foods will retain ownership of the Winco site,” the developers wrote in an application letter.

Seasons at Meridian

An elevation of the proposed apartment complex. Elevations courtesy of Newman Garrison + Partners.

The proposed Seasons at Meridian, a 360-unit apartment complex, would be located at 2700 E. Overland Rd.

The project would have a mix of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. The unit sizes range from 488 square feet to 1,328 square feet.

“The interior of the units will be designed to accommodate today’s ever-changing market with open, spacious floor plans and an abundance of glass,” the narrative said. “Informal living/dining areas are graced with large island kitchens ideal for entertaining for a casual lifestyle. Other amenities include large bedrooms with walk-in closets, dual vanities in master suites, large showers, and ample storage space”

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The outside of the complex would have trails, a dog park, different areas to sit and many plants, all surrounding a farm-style exterior.

“The architecture is balanced with soft hipped roofs, punctuated by steep gables consistent with the “Farmhouse” style,” the narrative said. “A combination of vertical board and batten siding, stucco and decorative balcony rails along with varied color schemes create a soft, well-balanced exterior facade.”

Within the complex would be 26 amenities including a clubhouse with a coffee bar, BBQ area and bike maintenance room, a fitness facility, a pool and a community garden.

“The Site includes ten apartment buildings arranged around internal open space areas to create smaller neighborhoods centered around pocket parks for active and passive recreation and gathering,” the narrative said.

For a project this size, the city requires at least 631 parking spaces, there would be 655 total parking spaces, which include 360 covered spots. There would also be 36 bike parking spaces.

The city posted a notice to its website for a public hearing during the April 1 Planning and Zoning meeting for this project.

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Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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