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Mixed Use Interchange (MU-I)

Future Land Use Map Designation Cut Sheet

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Sample Zoning  Varies by project and location

The purpose of this designation is to call-out areas where construction of future SH-16 interchanges is likely to occur, and to acknowledge that this land will have a high degree of visibility. These areas will be served by highway interchange ramps and restricted local access. There are two interchange areas, one located at US 20-26 and one at Ustick Road, that differ from the other Mixed Use categories in that a much stronger emphasis will be placed upon gateway elements and traffic flow/trip generation factors when reviewing new land use applications. Uses in these areas will need to be compatible with the impacts of a freeway interchange. These areas are not intended for high volume uses such as retail. The intention is to protect the immediate vicinity of the interchange from traffic conflicts and shift the high traffic-generating uses away from the immediate vicinity of the interchange.

Sample Uses

Examples of uses include schools, post office or library branches, office uses, light residential developments, athletic clubs, and technology/research parks.

Design Direction
  • No new residential uses will be permitted (existing residential may remain).
  • All developments should have a mix of at least two types of land uses.
  • Development is not required to comply with the minimum number of uses in the general mixed use standards.
  • Street sections consistent with the Ada County Highway District Master Street Map are required within the Unified Development Code.
  • There is neither a minimum nor maximum imposed on non-retail commercial uses such as office, food service/restaurants, industry, or warehouse uses.
  • A transitional use is encouraged on the perimeter of the MU-NR areas between any existing or planned residential development.

References & Resources

1. City of Meridian Comprehensive Plan

2. Meridian Unified Development Code

3.  Meridian Architectural Standards Manual

Notes: See the References & Resources section for additional materials. When determining appropriate zoning of a property, the transition from existing, adjacent zoning designations, as well as future anticipated land use should be considered.


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Last Modified: 04/01/20

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