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New large industrial project proposed for Meridian

A large industrial project could come to Meridian.

The City of Meridian received an application to zone and annex 122 acres for Black Cat Development, an industrial site at 955 S Black Cat Road. Sawtooth Development Group believes this project would be the ‘premier business center’ in the Treasure Valley.

“Due to the nature of this development, we need to have the flexibility necessary to accommodate the needs of many different tenant types,” the application letter said. “The site plan and elevations provided are conceptual in nature and building sizes and locations will evolve as necessary to meet the needs of future tenants.”

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Site layout

The east portion of the site near Black Cat Rd. would have a single loaded industrial building with ‘enhanced facades.’

“(The building would) act as a transition from residential development to industrial uses,” the application letter said. “These buildings will be flexible and highly-demisable to accommodate many different tenant types and sizes. They will have an office component facing Black Cat, with warehouse space facing west.”

Elevation of Black Cat Industrial

The remaining areas of the lot would have large light industrial double-loaded buildings. There would also be an outdoor space dedicated to amenities and gatherings, the application letter said.

“Our vision for this space includes a food truck court, outdoor seating area, games such as bocci ball and cornhole, and water-conscious landscaping,” the application letter said. “Along our southern border, we have included a walkway in accordance with Meridian’s Pathway Master Plan, and through our site, we have provided new collector roads… We have coordinated with all utility providers for the necessary utility extensions, and are currently working with our northern neighbor, Epic Development, to obtain a utility easement for the necessary water loop to Franklin Rd.”

Because of its location, Black Cat Development is subject to the Ten Mile Interchange Specific Area Plan (TMISAP). More information on TMISAP is available here.

For this project, the application letter is asking for a deviation for some TMISAP requirements, including the no more than 30% parking in front, and the 20% of windows in front of buildings requirements.

The city has not set a hearing date for Black Cat Development.

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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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