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Large new subdivision would feature dozens of 55+-only homes


The City of Meridian received an application for a large subdivision with some age-restricted housing. 

Walsh Group’s Jamestown Ranch would be an 80-acre single-family community at the southeast corner of Black Cat and McMillan roads. 

The 80-acre development would have 294 single-family homes, with 65, 55-plus age-restricted houses. The lot sizes range from 4,952 to 10,500 square feet.

“The age-restricted portion of the community has been designed to cater to a smaller house footprint with communal open space and loop road to facilitate walkability and a pedestrian scale,” the application letter said. “This part of the community includes five alley-loaded homes that will front on green space. We have opted to develop an age-restricted portion of the community without a gate to integrate this area with the Jamestown Ranch community to ensure easy access for residents and visitors.”


The application letter said Jamestown would have 11.6 acres of open space, including a pool and pickleball court. 

“Two central park areas have been included as focal point gathering places for residents within the age-restricted parts of the community and the standard residential lots,” the application letter said. “Both open spaces lots will include a pool, clubhouse, and seating areas. The age-restricted open space area will include a pickleball court. Pedestrian walkways are included within the central open spaces and throughout the development to allow for interconnectivity and easy access to amenities.”

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The application said the community would be built in two phases. The first phase would include a portion of the single-family lots, all age-restricted houses, and the age-restricted amenity area. Phase two would consist of the remaining single-family homes. The project application said the construction is anticipated to be complete in 2024.

The applicant will be in front of the Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission on November 18, 2021.

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

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