Monday, February 22, 2016

Ridgeland Re-zoning Rematch

The Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will hold a hearing for the re-zoning of the proposed Costco site on April 5 at 6:00 PM at City Hall.  The property was rezoned last year to allow service stations. However, a group of Ridgeland citizens sued the city and claimed no public notice was provided  for the re-zoning as required by law.  Ridgeland is thus holding another hearing on the zoning of the property and issuing a public notice (that is posted below). 



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live about a mile from the proposed Costco. Can't wait till it gets here. Madison has a Sam's. Both Krogers in Madison back up to neighborhoods. Summertree anyone? Has their crime gone up?

Anonymous said...

I'd like a front row seat to this.

Anonymous said...

April 5. March 22 was a date that changed due to several factors.

Anonymous said...

The cry babies will be out in force. Those of us that realize that Costco will be no different than other commercial developments in that area need to make sure our voice is heard too!

Anonymous said...

3:27 is exactly right! The nay sayers will be out in force. They built their big houses on or near one of the premier business development parkways in the State, and are crying foul once the City did it's job getting the surrounding land developed. Get over yourself!!

Anonymous said...

Uh, yes, the neighbors wanted the March date changed so it wouldn't interfere with their Spring Break vacays! Hope they relax and learn a little lesson in manners while they're away. No need to be loud and hateful even when you disagree.

Anonymous said...

3:35, you're off on the construction of Dinsmor by at least 25 years.

Anonymous said...

If this passes,they will be able to put a Halloween store anywhere in RIDGELAND zoned commercial. I hope near your house

Anonymous said...

This. Is. Hilarious.

How long before everyone in Madison/Ridgeland wise up to the fact that retail = crime?

The element these discount stores bring is the exact type that led Ridgeland/Madison dwellers to flee Jackson.

Anonymous said...

@7:42

You sir/ma'am, are ignorant.

You've probably never even laid eyes on a Costco.

Anonymous said...

2:56; Summertree is a hundred-forty yards and a busy road away from Kroger. Kroger does not back up to a neighborhood in either Kroger location. Besides, there's a lot of difference between a local grocery store and a half-million square foot warehouse with a hundred semi-tractor-trailers a day running in and out.

With apologies to Alan Hart's multiple posts appearing above.

Anonymous said...

the funniest thing is the Mattiace butt-kissers that don't realize that the "big houses" were built long before Buttiace built his first development out there.
First there was Old Agency and the subdivisions, then came Buttiace.

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland's city fathers are at it again. This meeting in April is a clear admission by those in charge (and their lightweight city attorney) that they screwed up the firs time with that lame notice. (Jerry Mills should be fired for incompetence and sucking up to rich developers.) Now they are trying to do it right. Also, the person writing at 2:56 pm who say he lives a mile from the proposed Costco location, probably lives somewhere east of I-55 where Costco will have no adverse effect. You folks who are criticizing those of us who are protesting the Costco location, just don't get it. Our city officials are sucking up to rich developers, and you think it is ok. Thirty millions dollars to developers leaves a lot of change to spread around to their friends. Can't believe you folks don't get it. Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a bill in the senate right now that does away with the cultural tax rebate if the project isn't finished by July 1? Wonder where our special election candidates stand?

Anonymous said...

Oh good Lord. Here they go again. Can you not protest peacefully without getting so personal. How very juvenile. Particularly you, 8:44. You should be beyond embarrassed by your own behavior.

Anonymous said...

9:15. I recognize you, darling. It's you who doesn't get it. No one is sucking up. Without having to work, you have a grander lifestyle than the developers. And once and for all, the millions you're so fond of rattling on about is invested in the community.

Paper towels by the gross said...

if Costco isn't approved, I hope another Ridgeland ghetto apartment comes goes on the proposed land. That would make the snooty residents wish they had a Costco

Anonymous said...

Oh good Lord.
Here come the sanctimonious, self-righteous scolds, yet again.
Can we not have some fun at their expense, without them sniffing at our comments?
10:08, I have to assume that you buy your lip balm by the case, at Costco (or do you purchase the organic lip balm at Whole Food?), what with all that butt-kissing going on.

Anonymous said...

Shopping as "culture." How American of us.

And yes--I"m rooting for Section 8 Housing there instead of Costco.

Anonymous said...

a hundred tractor trailers a day in and out

If that is true we have a problems or two;
Customer will have to fight trucks to get in
Could be the highest volume Costco around

Anonymous said...

7:51, you're a really nasty person. What is your name, and we can come up with something equally as juvenile and disgusting. This is "fun" to you? Sick.

Anonymous said...

8:05 you must not live here.

Anonymous said...

9:18
ROFLMAO.
Puddintane, ask me again and I'll tell you the same!
You have made my day!
I'm sure it's time for you to re-administer the lip balm.
Mister Sick & Nasty, signing off.

Anonymous said...

If the zoning goes back to how it was, it will still allow for something like a Walmart, which does not need a gas station/pump. Also, I have heard that Walmart already contacted the city letting them know they are interested in moving the Northpark walmart and want the land if Costco doesn't. Be careful what you wish for! You might get something much worse!

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. Walmart is not going to put another Walmart nor Sam's there. Total BS.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing about Walmart. Also that prior to Mr. Ambrosino's death, that there was a planned "outlet" center, but due to competition in Rankin County, it was to have been a discount strip center. Costco is looking better all the time.

Anonymous said...

IS Ken Heard fighting this or just giving lip service knowing he can vote against this and it may still pass. What about DI Smith? Did he fight this? Did he notify the people in the area?

Anonymous said...

7:58. Its not just Kroger, but a whole shopping center including fast food stores and convenience stores. The subdivisions that would be closest to Costco are no closer to it than subdivisions in Madison are to retail development. Subdivisions off Hoy Road are pretty close to commercial retail on Highway 51.

Anonymous said...

I live near the site and i'm all for it!

Anonymous said...

I live near the site and am totally opposed.

Anonymous said...

I watched 'The Pelican Brief' for the first time in my life a couple of weeks ago. Ironic that Scalia died recently- happenstance, I guess.

What wasn't happenstance, seemingly, was the name of the invisible antagonist oil tycoon. What are the odds?

You can rent the movie on iTunes if you're curious.

Anonymous said...

6:57, Me thinks you got a little too caught up in the plot.

Anonymous said...

If not Costco, I guess we will get a strip center with a check cashing store, a gold and silver buying establishment, a liquor store and a nail salon. /everyone wants to control other people's property. What happened to freedom in America?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Ridgeland mostly rental housing? The last statistic I saw was 57% of the residents rent.

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