Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fannin Landing To Get New Ramps

Ramps at Fannin Landing
At their June board meeting the PRVWSD voted to approve an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks that will fund the relocation and construction of new boat ramps on Fannin Landing Circle.

Two of the three existing ramps are unusable and have been closed off for some time.

Plans call for the existing ramps to be closed and moved near the southern end of the parking lot. The public restroom will also be moved.

The $442,654 project will be split between two state agencies - the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks paying 75% of the cost and the PRVWSD paying 25%.

Three piers are planned with two 25' wide launches -  a 475' breakwater will also be constructed to shelter the new boat launch. 

Neel-Schaffer designed the facility, a detailed copy of the plan is available here.

Work is expected to begin soon. 

The Rez News


R Smith said...

It looks like its going to be a very nice ramp.I like the breakwater wall!! Floating piers will help alot with people getting in boats and out etc. I have some questions.

Is the ramp long enough to launch a 35+ foot boat?

Are the boat trailer parking spots long enough for a 35+ boat with its truck?

Is there a marked channel leaving the ramp out into the lake? I remember when the water is Low you can see stumps and bottom/dirt.

I look forward to useing the the new ramp.

Anonymous said...

I dunno if they're ever gonna get started with that again. There's been a partially constructed wall and a big pile of rocks just sitting there for about a year now. I rode by there just the other day and saw some kids playing on the rock pile, while their parents took pictures of them, like playing on big pile of loose boulders was perfectly safe. Seems like they should rope that off. Anyway, why move the bathroom? It's really not that far away (other side of the parking lot), and would probably cost a lot less just to update the existing one (or hire some people to actually clean it once in a while). Also, that big lot next door has been empty for a while. At least they started cutting the grass more than once a year. They could really put in a nice boat launch/fishing pier/marina in that space...but I think its part of the Arbor Landing development, and I imagine mansions would be more profitable for the developer. (I had heard a rumor at one point there was going to be an open farmer's/flea market and a ferry there to connect it with the never-gonna-happen-in-a-million-years-but-the-sign-is-still-up Hotel Valencia development.) Anyway, from what I can tell the empty lot by the boat launch is zoned as multi-use, so some sort of park or semi-private marina would make sense, but, of course, as homeowners in Marblehead know, promises about the zoning can be broken if the price is right. I'm sure that view will one day only be enjoyed by the few who can afford it. Gotta admit though, I'd build a house there if I had the money, so I can't blame 'em.

Anonymous said...

The "boulders" have settled and are very unlikely to move. At least those parents were out there with them. Back in the 70's we didn't wear knee pads, helmets, protective gear or anything else, that's just how we rolled. Further more keeping these kids from doing things like this will satisfy their curiosity and possibly prevent them from doing it without supervision.

Our kids these days, including yours, will be a bunch of lazy, scaredy-cat wimps if they're kept from exploring in such ways. It beats the hell out of playing xbox and wii all day. They need exercise or they'll end up even more obese or possibly worse... unable to care for themselves because all they know is video games and chicken nuggets.

-just saying