Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News and perennials, including daylilies, 'Flower Carpet Coral' roses, 'Knockout' roses and creeping myrtle. Shrubs include Japanese 'Sweet Flag', 'Catlin's Giant' carpet bugle and winter creeper. Equally important to the Village is the celebration of community, local culture, connecting with one another and multiple activities for children. The Village is in league with Downtown Boise, Treasure Valley's art, cultural, dining and nightlife center. There is programming with the Ballet of Idaho and the Idaho Symphony, children play areas, and CenterCal Properties provides an ice skating rink during the winter. The core of the property has a multitude of restaurants. A central, enclosed area is the setting for four popular casual restaurants that were previously well known for selling their fare from food trucks. While they now have permanent locations here, their food trucks continue to sell on routes throughout the valley. Ample patio areas surround this location, plus freestanding restaurants and a 15-theater cinema multiplex define the edges of the village square. The daytime experience of Village at Meridian is active and robust. As the sunlight fades, the general lighting ambiance turns softer, an effect of the Tivoli strung lights. That pleasant atmosphere is countered by the dramatic choreography of the fountains, combining water displays with lighting and music. Outside the Lines designed and built the fountains; Lifescapes International designed the ponds in which the fountains lay. Top There's physical activity for everyone at Village at Meridian, including a playground (Landscape Structures), a bocci court with artificial turf and a skating rink during the winter. PhoTo: LiFEScAPES inTERnATionAL Bottom Thirty-foot norway maples and other maple varieties were selected in canada and brought down to be the signature trees around the village square. ToP PhoTo: ouTSiDE ThE LinES (oTL) AnD BoTToM PhoTo: LiFEScAPES inTERnATionAL Village at Meridian: By the Numbers 80 acres 1,020,000 square feet of entertainment, retail and commercial space 34 Tenants 15-screen cinema multiplex 4,100 parking spaces 60,000 plants 200 ornate lampposts Fountains/Pools 75 vertical effect display nozzles 3 RGB LEDs on each nozzle 201 computer-controlled LEDs 225 color changing lights 16 million color combinations for each RGB LED 1 million-BTu boiler to heat pool (glycol heat exchanger system) 1.5 miles of control cable for pumps/lighting effects 14 outdoor speakers & 2 subwoofers powered by 8 1,000-watt amps 2 computer & several programmable logic controller devices Project Team Developer: centercal Properties Landscape Architecture: Lifescapes international Fountain Design & Construction: outside the Lines - Project Manager: Matthew Zlatich - Project Engineer: Mike Wise - chief Estimator: Jack Larsen, Vice President - Project Management: Tom Real, Vice President - Project Superintendent: Scott Pease General Contractor: The Russell corporation Vendors/Manufacturers Playground Structures: Landscape Structures Pottery: - Garden Art international - haddonstone - old Town Fiberglass Trash Receptacles: Victor Stanley Village at Meridian (Continued from page 78)

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