Ridgeland aldermen approve plat for Topgolf

Ridgeland aldermen approve plat for Topgolf


RIDGELAND — Topgolf is another step closer to opening here following preliminary plat approval by city officials last week.

“This is the first step of many,” Public Works Director Alan Hart told aldermen at a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Ridgeland City Hall.

The 77-acre Prado Vista development will include over 200 homes and a Topgolf facility, according to Gabriel Prado, CEO & President of PraCon Global Investment Group.

Preliminary plat approval for Phase I of the project was approved unanimously by the Ridgeland Mayor an Board of Alderman. Hart said Phase I included the Topgolf facility as well as other spaces for development. 

The approved plat includes covenants, conditions and restrictions for Phase I of the development. these covenants concern issues like land use restrictions and architectural standards for the development as well as other guidelines like parking and traffic management.

Hart said these will determine things like street width and the placement of power lines.

Specifically, all property owners in the development will have to join the Property Association for the development.

Prado said his team is working to see the project come to fruition.

“Yes, our plat was approved yesterday and we are working through the mitigation of wetlands right now,” Prado said the Wednesday following the meeting. “We should be done with it in the next couple of months.”

Prado did not give an updated timeline but in the past has said he would like to break ground on the development as soon as December.

The city board unanimously approved the Prado Vista Overlay District in mid April.

The development will be built in the northeastern corner of Sunnybrook Road and Colony Park Boulevard. It is said to include a national grocery chain, two high-end hotels, more than 100,000 square feet of office, retail and restaurant space, an entertainment venue, 228 homes, and a riverwalk.

The Ridgeland site will be the first Topgolf in the state, according to Todd Waldo, a Topgolf representative, who spoke to city officials and residents during a public hearing for the overlay district.

The facility will feature a restaurant and bar, event spaces and roughly 60 hitting bays.

Waldo said the Topgolf facility is projected to generate about $1 million in tax revenue and provide about 200 jobs.

Mayor Gene F. McGee said he is excited for the development to break ground. He said he believes the developers have put a lot of work into ensuring the site will be a good neighbor to the surrounding area.

McGee has said this development is an example of continued growth in the city.

Developers say they plan to have signalized entrances on Colony Park Boulevard as well as entrances and exits on Sunnybrook Road. They also plan to have concrete walls on the north and east edges of the property and have ensured the design minimizes both noise and light pollution to neighbors with a 50-foot tree buffer between the property and St. Catherine’s Village.

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