Eagle View Landing

The site plan for the proposed Eagle View Landing development on Eagle Road and Interstate 84 was presented on March 5 while representative of Ball Ventures Ahlquist Geoff Wardle gave his presentation.

Things are moving forward with Eagle View Landing, a 51-acre office park on Eagle Road and Interstate 84.

On Tuesday, Meridian City Council approved developer Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s request to update the site’s development agreement. A preliminary plat needs to be approved by council before BVA can begin construction.

If approved, the site would have office, medical and retail space, along with a hotel and a large outdoor entertainment space.

The site was previously the home of The Farmstead Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival, which in January announced it was moving to a 178-acre farm at 2500 S. Eagle Road in Kuna.

The site was originally annexed into the city in 1995 and approved for a 700,000-square-foot retail center.

Geoff Wardle, representative of BVA, said the development would be constructed in several phases, starting with two 125,000-square-foot office buildings, which would be completed mid- to late 2019. One of the office buildings would be used by Idaho Central Credit Union.

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The second phase — with commercial, retail, and a large, outdoor entertainment area with a golf facility — would be completed in late 2020 or early 2021.

The last 7 acres of the site are up in the air, Wardle said.

Residents in attendance Tuesday brought up concerns about the noise and additional traffic the development would add to Overland Road.

“This is clearly going to make that worse,” Meridian resident John Fitzgerald said. “Dumping all those people onto Overland is a nightmare. I feel like nothing should be done there until something is done with the traffic situation.”

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd said, “The problem is this was approved before most of those traffic trips were created.”

Wardle said BVA planned to bring forward the preliminary plat to council in the coming months.

Patty Bowen is the Meridian Press reporter. You can reach her at pbowen@idahopress.com or follow her on Twitter @pattybowenn.

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