Thursday, July 23, 2015

Article on Proposed Restaurant on Spillway

The Northside Sun ran an article on the proposed restaurant looking to open on Spillway Road close to Highway 471.  Excerpts from the article:

     A new seafood and oyster grill has been proposed for the Rankin County side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.  However, residents of the area seem to dislike the idea.

     Niles Bryant, the developer, recently presented the idea to the [PRVWSD] and officials at the reservoir.  If the proposal is accepted, the restaurant will rest on a four-acre tract of land, near Eagles Point and Highway 471 and on the north side of the spillway.

     Bryant said the grill would have a rustic feel and be family oriented, with opportunities for kids to play while parents eat.

     However, the neighbors aren't too excited.  "People who live in that residential area don't want it to develop unless it's just more residences," said John Sigman, reservoir general manager.

I could find no link to the article online.  To read the full article, pick up this week's Northside Sun.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Development? On a state highway? Really?

Anonymous said...

Kids can play with the mosquitoes!

It's in a swamp!

Anonymous said...

This article doesn't mention that the proposed restaurant will have PLAYGROUND outside. NILES Bryant=West NILE Virus mosquitoes. A simple math! That's all the responsible parents need to know. This is madness. Here is the link to an recent Clarion-Ledger article on West Nile virus detected in the Reservoir area:

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2015/07/17/west-nile-rankin-county/30290559/

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the complete and unnecessary destruction of some of the last of pristine wet lands around the Rez. There are other much more suitable parcels available that would not evoke the "Pave Paradise, put up a Parking Lot mentality. Keep the business activities on the other end of Spillway Road.

Anonymous said...

Go to the US Fish and Wildlife Service website and click on Wetlands Mapper. A small portion of the site "may" be designated as wetlands. If so, the developer can buy credits in a wetlands bank, which usually results in 3 to 5 times as much wetlands being preserved as is taken. While you are there, take a look at the residential areas at the Reservoir that are in wetlands designated areas. Why were you not whining and complaining when those wetlands were taken out?

Why not just be honest and say you don't want a restaurant there?

Anonymous said...

I do not want a restaurant there!

Anonymous said...

with a playground, think how big the mosquitoes can grow!

Anonymous said...

What is plan b if the.restaurant fails? Perhaps a storage building ..or a
marina.?
..

Anonymous said...

Aren't there already baseball and football fields near there? Should we form an emergency West Nile Evac team to relocate that stuff?

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a nice place to go for Dinner and an adult beverage on that end of the Rez. Not sure abut the playground.

Anonymous said...

Hope your kid like
To play with alligators. There are several nearby.

Anonymous said...

Well the idea was to be able to sell liquor by the glass and it went through bigtime. So now we dont want a nice place to eat and have a drink? Lets move forward and stop looking for excuses.

Anonymous said...

You don't get it, there are many locations in the reservoir to build a restaurant that would serve liquor. Why put it in the middle of a swamp? Build the fish house at a location where it might be successful.

Anonymous said...

Build it!! The 39047 community needs more places to "whine and dine". It would bring people in instead of us leaving the community to eat and drink. The taxes would help the community more than the building would hurt.

Anonymous said...

The reservoir area does not get any money from the state sales tax. The reservoir does not get a dime from the state of mississippi. Any tax money rankin county would get from this restaurant would be insignificant.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't talking about sales tax.

Anonymous said...

We don't. And neither would you if it was to be next door to your house.

Anonymous said...

According to PRV's Master Plan it was to be residential. The site is not at the corner.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the negative impact on adjacent residential property values.

Anonymous said...

I am all for it and hope that they build, it will be a good use of that land. The Rez needs more leaseholder money from what i read. It appears that they will be a good distance away from the last neighborhood.