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Micron Crucial Landscaping Alternative Compliance Narrative 999 W. Main St, Suite 1200 Boise, Idaho 83702 United States T +1.208.345.5310 www.jacobs.com Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. April 30, 2020 Attention: Bill Parsons Planning Supervisor City of Meridian Community Development Department 33 E. Broadway Ave., Ste. 102 Meridian, Idaho 83642 Project Name: Micron Crucial Remodel Project Number: D32140000 Certificate of Zoning Application: CZA-2020-0039 Subject: Alternative Compliance Narrative for Micron Crucial Rear Parking Lot Expansion Planning Reviewer, Micron would like to request a variance from regulation 11-3B-8.C.2 requiring internal landscaping planters in the Micron Crucial parking lot expansion. The micron crucial building has been converted to office spaces as an interim measure to house workers during remodel construction of office buildings at their Boise campus. At the end of this construction period Micron plans to vacate the building, and the building will more than likely return to a more intense industrial use. Whose owner will likely use the area for storage or shipping and receiving. Internal landscaped islands would be detrimental to this type of property use. Micron is instead proposing to relocate the trees that would be required for the internal parking area landscaping to the perimeter buffer areas and around detention ponds. All trees will be selected from the Meridian City Code’s Approved Water Conserving Tree Species Table 11-3B-5-1 and the “Treasure Valley Tree Selection Guide”. Approved water conserving trees were checked against local nursery availability and recommendations for species selection. The landscape plant materials are also chosen for low water needs, low maintenance and with ground cover mulch and a weathermatic controller, low water irrigation system. The alternative design intent is to meet the planning requirements. Subject: Alternative Compliance Narrative for Micron Crucial Rear Parking Lot Expansion 2 Please see the attached drawings for all parking lot expansion revisions. Yours sincerely Toby Palin Design Manager 208-383-6351 toby.palin@jacobs.com Copies to: Paul Marcolina\Micron