Meridian welcomes newest subdivision
NEW DEVELOPMENT Developers Danny Kerley, left, and James Joyner of Quality Developers Inc. study plans for Meridian's newest subdivision Wednesday. Construction of the first homes in Linmoor Estates could begin by the first of the year. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Fredie Carmichael/The Meridian Star
Nov. 15, 2001
Construction is expected to begin soon on homes in Meridian's first residential subdivision in three years and developers credit a new city incentives package for making it happen.
Developers James Joyner and Danny Kerley of Quality Developers Inc. are building Linmoor Estates near Lamar High School, just east of Highway 39. Most of the subdivision will be in Meridian, part will be in Marion
Kerley and Joyner said that Meridian's subdivision incentives package which the city council approved Sept. 4 was instrumental in helping them make the project possible.
Meridian councilmen voted in September to amend city law to provide water and sewer improvements equaling up to 25 percent of the total value of a subdivision's water and sewer infrastructure.
They also voted to not increase property taxes until a home has been completed and has an occupant.
Meridian city councilmen said they were pleased to see a developer take advantage of their actions. They said they also were glad to finally see a new subdivision in the city.
The new subdivision is the first since Meridian developer Robert Ward opened Windmill Crossings nearly three years ago. That development now has 33 patio homes and is expected to add another 29 by next summer.
Lots in Linmoor Estates will sell for between $25,000 and $35,000.
Linmoor Estates will have all underground utilities and the option of Mississippi Valley Gas or Mississippi Power. Marion residents and Meridian residents will use separate water and sewer systems.
Homes in Linmoor Estates will have to meet minimum requirements of 1,800 square feet of heated space. Joyner said he hopes to begin construction by the first of the year.
Fredie Carmichael is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3228, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.