By Zac Carlisle
AMORY — Officials broke ground June 18 on the new Edgefield subdivision that will allow for zero lot lines properties off of Old Highway 25. The topic was originally introduced to the Amory Board of Aldermen in August.
“This is a vision for Amory for quite some time now,” said Mayor Howard Boozer.
With people opting to move elsewhere to fulfill their residential needs, the new subdivision will help bring back those potential customers.
“All of the bigger cities such as Tupelo have these type of communities. It will help bring people to Amory,” said project developer Debbie Strevel.
Barry and Debbie Strevel of D&B Land Development LLC have taken the lead on this project.
Boozer promotes that the residential development isn’t just for one specific market, but that it will be open to everyone.
“Because it will be a gated community, this will allow the residents to have a feeling of safety,” Debbie said.
The first phase of construction was scheduled to begin this week. The original part of the construction will deal with utilities with construction of housing to begin in 30 to 45 days. This first development phase will consist of a total of 17 lots.
The process of approval has been a difficult task for the Strevels and surveyor, Roy Starks. The project wasn’t approved until the day before the groundbreaking. Overall, this approval has been ongoing for almost a year.
“This will help Amory step into the future,” Barry said.
Everyone is grateful to those who have made this dream a reality.
“We especially want to thank Mayor Boozer. Without him, this wouldn’t be possible,” Barry said.