Architectural Standards Manual


The Architectural Standards Manual is an integral component of the City's design review process. Typically, design review occurs concurrently with other development applications. Projects that require Administrative Design Review (see Meridian City Code, Title 11, Chapter 5, Article B) should meet all requirements and follow supplied checklists below. For applicability, process, and other explanations of this process, see the Introduction (Page A-3) and How to Use this Document (page B-3) sections of the Architectural Standards Manual. Don't worry, they're only several pages and mostly graphics.


City of Meridian Architectural Standards Manual | Full PDF

Administrative Design Review Checklist | Web link


Sub-category Standards Checklists

Sub-category checklists are based upon your type of structure (non-residential or residential) and your zoning district. For help identifying your sub-category, see the "How to Use This Document" on page B-3 of the Architectural Standards Manual.

Standards Checklist - Commercial | PDF

Standards Checklist - Traditional Neighborhoods | PDF

Standards Checklist - Industrial | PDF

Standards Checklist - Multifamily | PDF

Standards Checklist - Singlefamily | PDF



City Council adopted the original City of Meridian Design Manual and new administrative Design Review process on February 4, 2009. After years of use and experience, the Design Manual was felt to be effective in encouraging attractive developments, but was burdensome to use both for architects and City staff, due to subjectivity in the guidelines and confusing application requirements. On February 16, 2016, City Council adopted a revised and renamed Architectural Standards Manual, by resolution No. 16-1120. This new Manual resulted in streamlined standards based on original guidelines, and removed most of the site and transportation discussions that were not applicable during the established Design Review process.

For Questions, contact the City of Meridian Planning Division at 208-884-5533.