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Growth continues near Ten Mile interchange

Posted: 10:33 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-15 05:33:31Z

If you drive on 1-84 past the Ten Mile interchange, you've probably noticed building springing up all over.

"This area really is going to be the epicenter of the whole Treasure Valley," said Caleb Hood, Meridian Planning Division manager.

It's a plan that's been in the works for quite some time. 

"It's not every day that you get a new interchange in your city so we really had an opportunity here. We started planning for this back in 2006 and really have laid the foundation for what we have today."

Hood says several phases have been completed, but there is still much more in store for the area. 

"Already open you have a carwash, primary health, some other businesses. Under construction are some apartments, some more professional offices. You already have Ameriben and some other businesses out there, mixed use, there's just a lot of construction going on out there so there's a lot happening."

He says some live and work units could be coming on the west side of ten mile road.

"Lots going on. We have 240 apartments well under construction a little bit to the east here along Ten Mile Creek as well as our retail services, buildings that have already been constructed and yet to be constructed," said David Turnbull, CEO, Brighton Corporation. 

It's all part of a bigger picture for the up and coming area in the treasure valley. 

"Meridian, but Ten Mile in particular is basically the population center of the valley. If you took all the residential units and how far they were, that would be the center point for where everybody lives in the valley from East Boise to Caldwell," said Hood. 

Brighton is planning to build several more buildings. They are also building their corporate headquarters in the area and they will be relocating there in march.