Northside Sun: Infrastructure on Expedition Point Nearing Completion

The first development to be built at the Ross Barnett Reservoir since 2007 is nearing the completion point where lots can be purchased and homes can be built.

Developer Frank Perkins said the subdivision, Expedition Point, is anticipated to go into lot sales around the first of the year with weather permitting. The infrastructure is nearly complete as residential roads have been installed along with the plumbing, water, and sewer systems. Perkins said they are currently working on laying out platform transformers and other ground service items for electrical utilities, which is one of the last remaining infrastructure items to be completed.

“We hope to have our final plat ready for approval of the Madison County Board of Supervisors and Pearl River Valley sometime in the early part of January,” Perkins said.

There are 70 residential lots in Phase I, which will be ready next month pending approval of the board. Of these lots, about 30 of them have been reserved by those who followed the development on social media. Perkins said he wanted to offer the opportunity to these followers to reserve a lot that is refundable. However, at this time, he has taken down the forms for reservations since the subdivision is nearing the point of lot sale.

“There is no need for me to continue that because I’m so close to having these lots approved probably around the first of the year,” Perkins said. “We will just open them up as soon as they’re approved.”

Perkins said there are anticipated to be four phases of lots being released with about 200 lots allowed in the subdivision. Of the about 100 acres involved, 16 acres are being reserved for a commercial area. Perkins said it has yet to be determined what this space will be used for, but it could include boat storage, restaurant space, or coffee shops in a multi-purpose building.

“It will be something that would benefit the neighborhood, and it might be a place for some more amenities down by the waterfront which would help boaters,” Perkins said.

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District General Manager John Sigman said there has been a lot of interest in the single family residential development with most of the lots being lake view and a number of the lots being waterfront. The development will also be well connected as it is on the corner of Highway 43 and Natchez Trace Parkway.

“You have a great highway network and right across Highway 43 is the Turcotte Education and Shooting Center and the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area so if you are a hunter, shooter, hiker or archer, they have plenty of things over there for you to do,” Sigman said. “We think it is going to be a really great development.”

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