A new waterfront community in the metro Jackson area, Expedition Point, will move forward now that final approval has been received from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Developer Frank A. Perkins is working with civil engineers and other public agencies to begin work on the land.
“I’m happy to say that the vote by the PRVWSD board to approve the agreement was unanimous,” Perkins said.
Located at the intersection of State Highway 43 and the Natchez Trace Parkway in Madison County, the 123-acre Expedition Point will be developed to include approximately 180 private residential lots, a variety of amenities, and a public boat landing area.
The boat landing will have direct access to State Highway 43 and the recreational activities of the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir. Citing the appeal of being on the water, Perkins said, “The Reservoir is the largest lake in Mississippi and provides the area with tourism and water recreation. The metro area has very few large lakes not already developed. More and more people want expansive views in a resort-style setting, and Expedition Point offers the best solution. The site becomes a destination in itself.”
Perkins says Expedition Point is close to schools, restaurants, shopping, and sporting activities on both the east and west sides of the Reservoir. “The development is approximately 15 minutes from North Jackson and 15 minutes from Renaissance shopping.”
“Our plans depict natural drainage swales from the higher elevations to the waterfront and allow for vistas down to the water from many vantage points throughout the development. Walkability is key with many walking trails and bike paths. Expedition Point will have approximately 50 percent green space that will lend a feeling of openness and privacy at the same time,” Perkins said.
Lot sizes and house designs at Expedition Point will vary from 2,000 square feet cottages to large houses in excess of 5,000 square feet. “The elevation of the property – up to 60 feet above the waterline – and the community’s one full mile of shoreline will afford most homeowners views of the water,” Perkins said.
Lots are not being sold at this time. “Once the infrastructure has been installed in each phase, we will begin selling lots and develop the residential property in four phases,” Perkins said. “These phases include a variety of lot sizes and house types with approximately +/-75 percent of the lots with water views. The residential neighborhood will have a gated entry.”
The first phase will consist of +/-70 lots, and the second phase +/-40 lots. Lot sizes in the development will range from approximately a quarter of an acre to over an acre. The minimum home size is 2,000 square feet. All of the homes will be single family residences.
In the commercial district, the developer is planning as many as 20 rental cottages for overnight stay accommodations, to benefit the neighborhood as well as traveling public. “This portion of the property will be commercial and open to the public near the existing boat ramp.” Perkins said. “This section will provide additional amenities to compliment the development. Ideas include a boat storage facility, restaurant, fuel and supply station, and other services which would enhance this unique property.”
Expedition Point will have covenants and provide architectural review to guide and assist homeowners.