Fred Meyer at Chinden & Linder
On the agenda for the Ada County Commissioners this evening 11/10/2010 is a proposal for a 38 acre shopping center called ‘Eagle Island Marketplace’. The Eagle Island Marketplace will include a 187,931 square foot Fred Meyer and eight multi-tenant retail and restaurant buildings totaling 139,439 square feet.
The site for the proposed project is located at the intersection of Chinden and Linder on the North East corner. The area has been without any type of commercial development and would serve as the only commercial, retail or convenience shopping on the entire stretch of Chinden Blvd., from where it intersects with I-84 and the intersection of Eagle Road.
If approved, the Fred Meyer at Chinden and Linder would be a solid anchor for other retailers to take a swing at going into business on the under served north side of Meridian.
If you build it, they will come
According to the ACHD, nearly 16,000 cars travel on Chinden & Linder daily! And, as previously mentioned, this location is close to the halfway point between Caldwell and Eagle Road. My guess is that many people would frequent the location and take advantage of the shopping facilities in this under served area. Currently, most West Meridian residents travel to Eagle Road or Fairview, an already crowded area, to do their shopping.
County Commissioners On Board?
It’s silly that in this economy approvals for this type of investment don’t come without much hard work. The Eisenberg Company has a great track record of successful projects throughout the North and South Western United States. It will be interesting to see what type of resistance is expressed at this evening’s hearing.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Standing behind this kind of development and investment is right for Meridian and Ada County Residents. Come down to the Ada County Courthouse Tonight and sign in that you’re in favor of this project! We need as many people as possible to show up and show support for this investment into the community that is sure to bring jobs to local residents and amenities to local neighbors. Of course, what we don’t need are under-educated comments on the microphone in front of the Commission, so unless you’re familiar with the project keep the talking to experts!