Half Shell Oyster House has plans to locate off Highway 463 across from the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce.
Half Shell Oyster House has plans to locate off Highway 463 across from the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce.
MADISON — Half Shell Oyster House is coming to downtown at the corner of Mississippi 463, or what is the Madison Parkway, and Main Street in a vacant lot on the southeast corner.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved architectural review plans and gave permission to issue a building permit contingent on finalizing a few small design features.

According to Alan Hoops, director of environment and design, the restaurant will be a “nice, New Orleans-style building with balconies and hanging pots.”

Hoops said the largest live oak tree on the property across the street from the Chamber of Commerce will be preserved and the restaurant built around it to add to the ambiance.

The front of the development will face the four-lane.

Half Shell was just one of a number of new projects that received approval from the city board Tuesday night.

The board also approved plans for a new Madison Medical Complex for 111 Fountains Boulevard. Dr. Michael Manning was the applicant.

A renovation of a metal building near the end of Depot Drive that will primarily be used as office space was also granted conditional approval.

Another 84 lots in two different phases at Reunion were also approved.

The board approved a preliminary plat for Eastwick Phase II, Block “T,” which includes 59 lots. These are located in the center of Reunion, accessible by Honours Drive, Lake Village Drive and Reunion Drive.

Twenty-five lots for Edenberg Phase II, Block “U” are also located in the center of Reunion and will be accessible from Honours Drive and Reunion Drive.

In other city business:

• Approved a final plat for Wright’s Mill, Part 6B

• Approved a concept plan for White Property, zoned RE-A, on Highway 463, adjacent to Wind Dance and Annandale Part A1

• Approved a contract with Frasco Entertainment for Swing Into Summer 2017

• Authorized the Fire Chief to execute a memorandum of understanding between the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Task Force and city

• Approved purchase of a Dexter on Premise Washer and Unmac Firemen’s Turnout Gear Drying Cabinet from Laundry South Systems and Repair in the amount of $20,222.25

• Authorized the Police Department to apply for a Michelson Foundation Animals Grant for Webster Animal Shelter

• Approved a services agreement with Terry Service, Inc. for HVAC services for the city

• Authorized a re-advertisement of bids for security cameras for Liberty Park and Strawberry Patch Park