The City of Meridian received an application for a large mixed-use subdivision.
Located in west Meridian at 3235 N McDermott just east of the new Owyhee High School, Aviator Springs Subdivision would develop 40 acres of rural land.
IAG Capital would build 93 detached single-family houses with a ‘variety of regionally appropriate designs,’ the application letter said.
“The project site’s unique adjacency to Owyhee High School is captured within the site design,” the application letter said. “This west boundary includes a pedestrian pathway emphasizing safe, walkable routes to school, and the civic uses proposed for this west edge will house organizations that should complement the neighborhood and encourage a vibrant community.”
The homes would be a mix of one and two stories. Aviator would have 372 covered garage and driveway parking spaces and the application letter said the roadways would ‘accommodate’ 146 overflow spaces.
“The homes will be designed in a traditional modern theme and will be constructed using a variety of high-quality materials, including cementitious siding and cultured stone,” the application letter said. “Buildings shall be designed with elevations that create interest through the use of broken planes, windows, and fenestrations that produce a rhythm of materials and patterns.”
The applicant proposes several amenities, including a pool and cabana, a variety of pathways, and grassy play areas.
“Open space design throughout the community emphasizes the pedestrian experience and takes advantage of linear viewsheds and corridors,” the application letter said. “For example, cul-de-sacs are not fully enclosed with residential lots, creating a visual connection from east-west streets and the large contiguous open space. This design feature enables long-range views to the front range and encourages people to interact with the large community open space.”
The application letter said three commercial areas within the development have been confirmed.
The applicant said there would be an LDS Seminary building which is a four-year religious education program, a Boys and Girls Club facility for children and teens, and the third lot would house an Acclima Facility which would provide the company an area to test irrigation systems.
The subdivision would develop in two phases over about four years, the application letter said. The first phase would be the residential and commercial area on the west and the second would be the east area.
The applicant will be in front of the Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission to ask for preliminary plat, zoning, and land annexation approval on October 21.