Mission and Vision

The Meridian Development Corp was established by Resolution No. 01-367 of the City Council of the City of Meridian, Idaho adopted July 24, 2001 to function as the City’s urban renewal agency. It is an independent agency, authorized under the authority of the Idaho Urban Renewal Law of 1965, as amended, Chapter 20, Title 50, Idaho Code. Click here for a map of the urban renewal district.

MDC is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and City Council for rotating three-year terms. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30am and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4pm.

Public participation in Board meetings is invited and encouraged. Agendas and minutes are posted on this site in advance of each meeting.

The Meridian Development Corporation is committed to the economic stimulation and expansion of Downtown Meridian into a thriving area that provides opportunities in which to live, work, and play. Renewal and redevelopment will be supported through strategic use of resources to create successful projects that will attract and serve the people of Meridian.

Focus Areas:

  • Pedestrian Friendly
  • Transit Support
  • Sustainable Job Creation
  • Public Art and Beautification
  • Affordable Workforce Housing
  • Public Parking
  • Balanced Retail Environment

In October of 2006, the Meridian Development Corporation launched a one year pilot project to create free outdoor wireless service in the core of downtown as one of many initiatives to redevelop downtown. Click here for a map of the wireless coverage. For more information about the wireless service, please visit the downtown portal at http://meridian.unwiredcity.com.