A new apartment project could come to Meridian.
Pivot North Architecture submitted an application for 1005 E Fairview Ave. that would bring 150 “market-rate” multifamily apartments to the city.
The apartments would be a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units that range in size from about 797 to 1,872 square feet. The building sizes would vary from two to three stories tall.
“The two-story row apartments along Fairview help to establish a rhythm along the north face of the development. The single-story amenity building greets visitors and residents as they enter the community, surrounded by expansive open space, providing views into the development,” the application letter said. “The buildings are distributed on the site with interspersed parking and landscape buffers to break-up the scale and create a sense of place, rather than appear too dense. The buildings contain breaks in massing and color to reduce the mass further.”
Project amenities include a clubhouse, pool deck, fitness center, “spa-like” locker facility, and open space. Parking would be spread throughout the site.
“Buildings are thoughtfully located on the site to highlight amenity and open space. The buildings’ facades are articulated with pedestrian-scale elements and attention has been paid to mass, form, and the use of a variety of materials to ensure the buildings are compatible with each other and the adjacent neighborhood,” the application said. “A contemporary take on craftsman style helps to create a distinct architectural character. The project is unified throughout the development, with the residential amenity building containing a consistent, high-quality aesthetic.”
The application notes that “high-end materials” were picked to make the project more aesthetic to the public and apartment residents.
“Thoughtful landscape material appeals to the local vernacular and accentuate the entrance, open spaces, and walkways,” the application said. “Landscaping and hardscape elements are used to integrate the building with the site and visually anchor the buildings. Facades visible from Fairview Ave. and public spaces are rhythmically articulated to create individuality within the larger context.’’
The project still needs Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission and Meridian City Council approval. A hearing date has not been posted.