Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baptist Health Bids On Spillway Rd Parcel

The Shoreline Committee of the PRVWSD approved a bid by Mississippi Baptist Health Systems to lease an 8.2 acre parcel of land on Spillway Road.  The wooded parcel is situated between the Dollar General and the Fresh Market Cafe.

The committee will recommend that the bid be accepted at the next PRVWSD Board of Directors meeting. 

The plan calls for the property to be leased in 5 phases with the first two parcels commencing May 1, 2012. Parcel 1 would be a Baptist Family Medical Clinic, the second would contain a building designed for a pharmacy/retail/bank type of business - no occupant for that building was named at Monday's meeting.

Architectural drawings and a portion of the bid from Baptist are available HERE.

In other action the committee agreed to recommend accepting a bid from the Northbay Property Owners Association to lease 15 acres of land that was part of a golf course that once operated at Northbay.  The POA will operate the area as a "Green" area and possibly convert it back into a golf course in the future.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wish they would have taken that eye sore run down shopping strip. Buy out all the current residents.

njacob said...

I agree with the previous comment! Why destroy the green areas- the few that are left- when there is already property that is zoned and NEEDS to be occupied! Rethink this PRV!

Anonymous said...

Oh yea and what about the property that use to be the water park, not good enough for Baptist but good enough for residential. We can't afford anymore traffic on Spillway without some work being done on it now to make it less congested!

Anonymous said...

I agree with all the above comments. Why destroy more trees and greenery? I recommend to the committee that they NOT accept the bid. Get rid of the horrible medical clinic up on the corner of Spillway and Northshore and move them in there. Aren't there already two medical clinics right here?

How are these PRV board of directors appointed? Do we get to vote on them and/or vote them out?

Anonymous said...

Medical Clinics and Drug Stores popping up on every corner. Traffic is so bad in the area around Spillway / Old Fannin / Northshore now and they keep adding businesses. Will they 4 lane Spillway to Grants Ferry?

I'm all for economic growth, but the infrastructure and traffic considerations need to be considered, too.

Anonymous said...

It would make much more sense if they would go where the old Jitney sits vacant.

Anonymous said...

This is why it is so important to get lease holders on the Reservior Board. (currently a bill before the Miss. Legislature) Those who are on the board now don't have to live with the excess development and traffic they approve. Pretty soon, there will not be an inch of open space or a single tree left on Spillway road as we sit in bumper to bumper traffic.

Anonymous said...

This is why it is so important to get lease holders on the Reservior Board. Lease holders pay all the bills through their lease payments, but have absolutely no say on how the district is run. There is a bill in the legislature that would fix that. The current "absentee landlords" on the board don't have to live with the excess development and increased traffic they vote for. Pretty soon, there won't be an inch of open space or a single tree left on Spillway road if they have their way.

Anonymous said...

Do we get to vote on them and/or vote them out?
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No, you don't vote for them and there are no lease holders by law on the board. You pay all the bills and have no representation on the board.

There are more lease holders in Rankin and Madison counties than there are in some of the larger cities in Mississippi, but you have no say on how the PRVWSD is run.

Anonymous said...

I would prefer they use the strip mall where the old Jitney was - leave the wooded area as it is PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

The colony of stray cats that live there are about to get mad. I agree on the old jitney location....but then the colony of teenagers that drink and smoke pot in there would get mad. Lose lose.

Anonymous said...

Has the PRVW board ever consider reducing overhead instead of needing new income?

Anonymous said...

Maybe those stray cats are some of the ones that are being fed by the women who drive behind Spillway Kroger at night and put out numerous cans of cat food!

Anonymous said...

And what is your solution to stray animals in general? Do you donate to any animal rescure league or have you ever paid to have someone not as fortunate as you to have thier pet spayed or neutered, shots,vacines? Its animal nature to breed and humans responsibility to take care of thier animals.

Anonymous said...

I don't claim to have the solution to stray animals, but if you want to take care of these strays, please take them to your house and keep them in your house or yard so they won't be roaming the neighborhoods. I assume you are aware of the "leash law."
FYI - yes, I have donated to multiple animal rescue leagues.

Anonymous said...

Where is discussion of spay/neuter here on this blog? Oh, thats right, it wasn't covered by Dustin, the regular writer for the RL, but rather Ruth. Interesting. So you decry ARF, but are unwilling to review the LEAD story on the RL this week and not look into how the ordinance affects the spay/neuter clinic.

Interesting. I'm awaiting a juicy story on this. The Clarion Ledger at least bends truth with its integrity in tact.

Anonymous said...

And what about spaying or neutering the colony of feral teenagers that drink and smoke pot in the old Jitney parking lot?

Anonymous said...

@9:14 - That must be what the governor is taking about to to reduce the birth rate

Anonymous said...

I also would rather have the wooded lot over another strip center and parking lot. The old Jitney building needs a tenant. Save Our Trees!

Anonymous said...

Just wait til they approve a CVS pharmacy or the like to be built on the vacant corner of spillway/old fannin where old penn's was. Can you say traffic prob?