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Welcome to the South Meridian Visioning webpage! This page contains a record of materials and resource used throughout the South Meridian planning process.
Update: On October 2nd, 2012, the Meridian City Council adopted the South Meridian Preferred Alternative land use plan without any changes. The City of Meridian Future Land Use Map is now updated to reflect the efforts by participants throughout this process.
The public process for the South Meridian Visioning began at a 6:30 pm workshop on February 22, 2012 at Mary McPherson Elementary School. The first workshop included time to browse display materials, brief instruction, and was followed by the “You are the Map!” game. Four scenario maps were created by the public and the indicator results of the scenarios are available in the scenario section below. After the conclusion of the first workshop, the Project Advisory Group met to examine the limitations, trade-offs, and cost-benefits of the scenarios created at the first workshop, and to create a hybrid land use alternative.
A second workshop occurred at 5:30 pm on April 03, 2012 at Meridian City Hall. This workshop opened with a review of the previously created workshop scenarios, but was primarily focused on discussion of the Preferred PAG scenario. Public comment was the primary focus of this workshop, and time was made available for people to comment both publicly, on provided maps, and through a survey.
The 3rd and final workshop, an open house, was held on May 29th at Meridian City Hall. The public was invited to make additional comments, offer suggestion, and help to fine-tune a Refined PAG scenario, which took into account comments made during and after the April 03, 2012 workshop. After final comments were received and taken into consideration, the scenario moved into formal hearings before the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption into the City's Comprehensive Plan.
For a time line, see Resources section
The Project Advisory Group (PAG)
The PAG was a technial-professional group comprised of staff from the cities of Meridian, Kuna and Nampa, and staff from Ada County Highway District (ACHD), Ada County, Central District Health Department, COMPASS, and staff from the City's hired consultant (Parametrix). The PAG was tasked with review of existing documents, plans and studies from agencies’ as they relate to South Meridian, and consideration of existing conditions as the PAG develops a preferred land use scenario for consideration.
The following plans were created after the completion of all workshop and public outreach efforts. One plan focuses on future land uses and the second on addressing future transportation network needs.
The Project Advisory Group (PAG) refined the original PAG Preferred Scenario to reflect comments made during and after the April 3, 2012 Public Workshop.
The Project Advisory Group (PAG) preferred scenario below was created to combine shared themes of the four workshop scenarios created during the first public workshop. This scenario is not final and does not represent a City preference, but is meant as a starting point for continued discussions working towards an adopted plan.
The following game board scenarios were created by public participants at the February 22nd workshop held at Mary McPherson Elementary School.
Workshop #1 Guidebook | PDF
Technical and Document Review Memos
Commercial and Mixed Use considerations | PDF
Existing Studies Review | PDF
Sewer and Water Master Plan Review | PDF
Studies & Other Plans
Airport / Overland Road Corridor Study | Webpage
Ten Mile Interchange Specific Area Plan | Webpage
The Transportation & Land use Integration Plan (ACHD) | Webpage
City of Meridian 2010 Sewer Master Plan | PDF (29mb)
Planning Process Time Line| PDF (Updated: 02/01/2012)
City of Meridian Comprehensive Plan
Ada County Highway District
Nitrate in Ground Water - Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
» PDF Brochure
Communities in Motion 2040
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