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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Luxury Apartments in Gramercy Park, Meridian Idaho

Posted by Jenna Englund at 7/16/2014 8:50:00 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ECHO School of Dance is a state-of-the-art studio providing meaningful dance education for all ages and abilities.

Posted by Jenna Englund at 2/22/2012 12:54:00 AM
Friday, February 17, 2012

Broadview University's Campus director loves our neighbors. So will you!

Posted by Jenna Englund at 2/17/2012 11:27:00 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
Broadview University to Join Boise Community
Posted by Jenna Englund at 10/4/2010 8:34:00 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Gramercy District is proud to announce that CBH Homes has begun construction in their residential section known as Gramercy Park!

CBH Homes will be featuring their Legacy Collection plans in Gramercy Park, which is their award-winning collection allowing a wide selection of plans that come standard with all the necessities of a new home. Plus, you will have the flexibility to add structural or design features that will make your new home your dream home. For plan details, visit .

Prices will begin in the mid-$100K's. For more information about CBH Homes at Gramercy, visit .

Posted by Jenna Englund at 9/8/2009 7:20:00 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009

We are thrilled to announce that Nancy Jane Salon is now open at Gramercy Park in Meridian, Idaho! Nancy Jane is a full service hair & nail salon offering exceptional service, welcoming surroundings and all at a comfortable price point.

Their skilled, friendly stylists and nail technicians are dedicated to offering a personalized experience for each of their clients. All three of their nail technicians utilize gel nail products and specialize in luxuriant spa pedicures.

Whether you have been considering a complete hair makeover, or are interested in maintaining your current look, you can trust that the eight stylists at Nancy Jane will carefully match their techniques to your hair type and style. Additionally, Nancy Jane offers the very best in hair products, including Kenra, which is one of the top five growing brands in the industry and trusted by the top stylists.

Nancy Jane Salon is a must for those who want to look and feel amazing. We are so excited that the owner, Nancy Carmine, has chosen to join the emerging retail community at Gramercy this salon the perfect fit we have been looking for.

To schedule your appointment , call the Nancy Jane Salon at 208-288-1055. 


Nancy Jane is located at…
Gramercy Park
1710 S Wells Avenue, Suite 301
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Posted by Jenna Englund at 6/12/2009 8:36:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2008

As seen in Meridian in the Middle Magazine, JAN/FEB Edition

Treasure Valley Family YMCA
Turns to Meridian for New Campus

Story by Linda Funaiole

To view this story at Meridian in the Middle, please click here.

Treasure Valley Family YMCA officials have looked southward to Meridian for a satellite campus to house a proposed pilot lifetime fitness project that would help stem a growing national health care crisis. Jim Everett, Treasure Valley Family YMCA president and chief executive officer, says the developers of Gramercy Village in central Meridian have donated a parcel of land within their subdivision for a new “compact” center that would address school health and wellness needs.

Plans call for a limited facility initially, with room for expansion to a full-fledged YMCA in the future that could include an aquatics center, climbing wall and youth activity center, if the community approved and helped fund it. First phase construction will be paid through private donations.

The donated site is next to Mountain View High School on the south side of Overland Road, between Eagle and Locust Grove roads. The estimated $5 million center is expected to comprise 26,643 square feet on 2.7 acres connected to Intermountain Orthopedics through 2,619 square feet of shared space. Construction started last fall and is slated for completion this spring.

Phase I of the new Southwest YMCA would include a teaching kitchen, basketball gym, cardio and strength training area, indoor cycling room, aerobics rooms, locker rooms and a drop-in nursery.

“The vision is that we’re going to partner with the schools, we’re going to partner with the medical community, we’re going to partner with Idaho State University to work within the schools at the elementary level, at the middle school level, at the high school level, and with parents too,” Everett says. If approved, the proposed project would focus on “best practices” to inspire youth and their families to eat more nutritiously, exercise more regularly and break destructive lifestyle habits. The program would be an intensified version of similar fitness efforts nationwide and at other YMCAs, especially the downtown center, adjacent to Boise High School.

“On a nationwide basis, a lot of communities have done this, but we think we’ve taken it down to the micro-level,” Everett explains. “This is the facility that’s going to be the biggest part of our model and our experiment on how we learn what the best practices are in cooperation with the schools and the medical community.”

The new Southwest YMCA would foster educational opportunities for students, the community and the partners involved. “Because of the unique nature of these partnerships, we would be better able to use outcome-based data to determine what works best and replicate that in other schools and communities,” according to a YMCA news release.

The Meridian Joint School District No. 2 would also reap benefits from the new
center, which is a short five minute drive from district headquarters since the Locust Grove interchange opened. For example, the proposed new baccalaureate high school would be built without a gymnasium because of its proximity to the new fitness center.

“We would use that facility there for the fitness component for our kids,” says Dr. Linda Clark, Meridian School District superintendent, adding that other educational entities in the proposed partnership could provide training of athletic instructors and educational programming.

Bessie Katsilometes, ISU-Boise dean of academic programs, says that university faculty members have been exploring an innovative collaboration with the YMCA, school district and other area health providers to address the serious health implications of obesity.

“An intervention for the reduction of obesity through heightened educational awareness, increased physical activity, healthy nutritional approaches, and behavioral lifestyle changes for the school age population would be an exciting partnership in preventative health promotion,” Katsilometes explains. “ISU’s health science programs and research knowledge, together with the expertise of other educators, service providers, and health care practitioners involved in preliminary dialog, may result in a pilot project which could be replicated in Treasure Valley schools to reduce obesity and associated health risks through making lifestyles changes in this critical population.”

The YMCA, along with public-private partnerships, is one of many nationwide organizations taking major steps to solve the health care crisis bought on by physical inactivity and unhealthy eating, Everett says.

According to the YMCA:
• $227 million was spent in Idaho in 2004 on obesity-related expenses.
• Childhood obesity rates have climbed steadily over the last 15 years.
• Type II Diabetes is now being seen in
sedentary, obese children for the first time.
• At least 30-35 percent of the population leads healthy lifestyles that need to be sustained and supported.

Everett, a 33-year YMCA veteran and 20-year CEO, says the organization is working hard to apply lessons learned over the years. “One of the things we’re learning is that that group (30-35 percent) needs a lot of coaching. We’ve tended to do pretty well on the front end of helping people. And we think, boy, if we could just help at the front end, this habit would get established. That’s been my historic paradigm.”

For more information on the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and plans for a Meridian branch, please visit , or call 208-344-5501.

Posted by Jenna Englund at 3/1/2008 5:53:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2008

As Seen in Meridian in the Middle, 2007 NOV/DEC edition.
To view this article at Meridian in the Middle, please click here.

Story by Linda Funaiole

Gramercy Park Offers Seamless, Themeless Living
70-acre mixed-use complex caters to busy lifestyle needs

Gramercy Park, a 70-acre mixed-use complex under development in central Meridian, has a new breed of home buyers in mind. Today's busy young professionals, singles and retirees who prefer a seamless way of life with smaller homes, nearby shops, professional offices and restaurants, and easy access to major roads and entertainment centers are the focus of this all-in-one "destination community," explains project manager Taylor Merrill. "Traditional home development in this marketplace has tried to satisfy the traditional home buyer, which (sic) would be a married couple with 1.5 kids, when probably that's only a small percentage of the market," he says. "Sixty to 70 percent of the market doesn't have kids, is single and more versatile. So, we are not only trying to offer something that's a little more affordable, but also a little more functional, with less maintenance, a little more walkability – a place where someone can live, shop and even work within the same perimeter."

The project aims to change the face of the local housing market that caters to home buyers who crave large, expensive homes on big lots. "You can't continue to have urban sprawl where we continue to chop up farmland and give everybody a 10,000 square foot lot," Merrill says. "Not everybody wants a 10,000 square foot lot with a three-car garage. A lot of people do, but this is a kind of downtown, urban type living – not downtown, but in an area that's off I-84. We think it will produce a nice urban feel."

In a prime location south of Overland Road, between Eldorado Business Park and Mountain View High School, Gramercy Park will offer a "rich urban mix" of multi-story live and-work brownstones, courtyard and patio homes and high-end condominiums with low-maintenance lawns. Within the community, residents will be able to walk to professional offices, shop in specialty stores or relax in a neighborhood restaurant. These amenities will make life easier for residents, who might even find new jobs in their own back yards. A series of walking trails that interconnect with the Mountain View High School running track, and a proposed multi-acre Kiwanis Park in cooperation with the city of Meridian, will give locals a place to unwind after a hectic day.

"Gramercy is a place where one can wake up, have a morning cup of coffee with a friend, drop off their dry cleaning and head to work without ever getting into their car," according to Joe Atalla of Tuscany Development, Inc. "This is a community Meridian has been needing for some time now."

Developers have already signed up major on-site clients, including Intermountain Orthopedics, Eaglewood Homes corporate headquarters, the Treasure Valley's newest YMCA, and Challenger School, a private, pre-kindergarten through second-grade model school. Work began this spring on the complex's internal roads, and ground was broken this summer on the first of four retail buildings that could be occupied by late October or November. Plans call for one- to five-story professional offices, upscale landscaping, hanging planters and banners to showcase the development, and a landscaped and maintained common area with a pond and basketball court. Construction of some of the multi-family units will begin later this year, with an anticipated spring 2008 completion date. Units are being built in a variety of sizes by numerous Treasure Valley developers.

For Merrill, who is 48 and single, Meridian's first mixed-use development offers a clear choice to those who no longer require a big house and prefer a simpler lifestyle and less time in their cars. He defines Gramercy Park, (named for Manhattan's famed Gramercy Park), as clean, urban living seen in other major cities throughout the country, and adds, "We think the demographics and the population will support something like this." "It's unique in the fact that it's self-contained – you can live here, you can work here, you can recreate here. It's all walkable, accessible," he says.

Similar urban-inspired centers have been successful in suburban Hillsboro, Oregon and Lakewood, Colorado. Gramercy developers are hopeful this tried and true formula will take off in Meridian as well. Merrill credits the city of Meridian for its support of the project that provides a different residential living style and meets new market demands.

"The retail growth along Eagle Road has been unprecedented in this valley," he says. "We are just trying to harness the growth and utilize it to everyone's advantage. We think it will be a great center for Meridian. It complements the high school, the residential area and the freeway. All arrows point up and at Gramercy!"


Posted by Jenna Englund at 2/1/2008 5:16:00 PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2007

February 7, 2007 – Gramercy, a 70-acre mixed-use development officially broke ground. Gramercy development is slated to include higher-density housing, multi-story office, supportive retail and restaurants. “Gramercy is a place where one can wake up, have a morning cup of coffee with a friend, drop off their dry cleaning and head to work without ever getting into their car,” according to Joe Atalla of Tuscany Development, Inc. “This is a community Meridian has been needing for some time now.” The ground breaking starts the construction of the infrastructure and roads with building construction starting this spring and summer with residential dwelling available early 2008.

Posted by Jenna Englund at 2/8/2007 5:28:00 AM
Monday, June 26, 2006

June 27, 2006 – Gramercy, Meridian’s first mixed-use community was approved by its City Council during their regularly scheduled meeting. This approval lays way for the development which is slated to include higher-density housing such as condominiums and brownstones; also included will be multi-story office, supportive retail, and restaurants. Gramercy will be located south of Overland Road between Eldorado Business Park and Mountain View High School.

Posted by Jenna Englund at 6/27/2006 5:29:00 AM
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