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Costco design approved at Meridian City Council meeting

Posted: 10:12 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 00:12:25-04

After months of designing and redesigning, the result of ongoing public backlash, Meridian City Council unanimously voted in favor of the new exterior design of Costco Wholesale, which will be built at the corner of Ten Mile and Chinden. 

The approval for Costco Wholesale to be built at that location was granted in April of this year,

but not without scrutiny from the public, many of whom were concerned with traffic issues. Others said they believed it was being built in the wrong area.

But traffic wasn't the only concern residents had following approval, residents were also unhappy with the proposed design of the building, leaving council members to ultimately ask Costco representatives to come up with a more aesthetically pleasing design.

Fast forward to July, Costco representatives came back with a new design for residents but were again sent back to the drawing board after residents were still upset with the design.

Now Tuesday marks the third hearing, as council members decided to approve the design of the building, they described its exterior as a "more residential feel, with earth tone colors."

While there were still plenty of people at the hearing Tuesday who were unhappy with the decision for the building of a Costco Wholesale, both people who testified were in support of the new design.

But this may not be the end, the proposed Costco is under judicial review, and there will be a court hearing on that at a later date.