MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 07, 2008–Elected officials, community leaders and representatives from the Montgomery Public School System joined on July 10 to celebrate the commencement of construction of the Johnnie R. Carr Middle School in east Montgomery. The new 119,000, $22 million facility will open in August of 2009 serving 800 students. Montgomery School Superintendent John Dilworth stated that it is fitting that the school will bear the name of one of the most influential civil rights icons who worked to unite our community. Located on Ray Thorington Road, the new school is adjacent to the New Park neighborhood where there will be convenient walking access via neighborhood sidewalks directly to the new school facility. For information about home sales in New Park, call 334-215-9215.
MONTGOMERY, AL | JUNE 10, 2008–Construction on the James W. Wilson, Jr. Elementary School commenced at New park on May 29, 2008. The Montgomery Public School System held a groundbreaking ceremony for Montgomery’s newest Elementary School located within a neighborhood, with over 100 people in attendance. Clay Slagle, Montgomery Public School Chief Operating Officer, reports that the $14.5 million kindergarten through sixth-grade school will be completed for occupancy in August 2009. “Six hundred boys and girls will soon have a beautiful place to learn,” Slagle said.
MONTGOMERY, AL | JUNE 10, 2008–An array of the areas most respected home builders have been selected to become members of the New Park Builder’s Guild. The Guild is comprised of building companies that have committed to meet the high construction quality, design and production standards for this masterplanned community. “By selecting these builders, we are confident that we will begin to fulfill our vision for New Park,” stated Anita Carter, Vice President Residential Marketing & Management for New Park. “With a history of building quality houses in the area, we know that our builders can deliver a product that will shape the neighborhood and realize our vision. We look forward to working with them in producing quality homes that will make New Park one of Montgomery’s premier neighborhoods,” she continued. Each builder will follow New Park’s design review guidelines and offer many different home plans and styles, which will ensure architectural variety. by combining homes built by these companies, New Park is helping to create visibly interesting streetscapes and a sense of community within the neighborhood that will endure for years to come. Choose from one of our floorplans or select and bring your own floorplan and work with one of our approved builders in our Builder’s Guild.
MACON, GA | MAR 19, 2008–Shoppers, community leaders and retail industry executives Wednesday gathered on the village green at The Shoppes at River Crossing to celebrate the grand opening of Georgia’s newest shopping and entertainment center, including several stores and restaurants new to the Macon market. A joint venture by General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) and Jim Wilson and Associates, LLC, The Shoppes at River Crossing has 750,000 square feet of stores and restaurants, anchored by Dillard’s, Belk and Barnes & Noble. The Shoppes are at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Riverside Drive/U.S. 23, northwest of the center of Macon.
MONTGOMERY, AL | MAR 11, 2008–Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC developers of the Carriage Crossing MarketPlace in Collierville announce that the center will open March 12 with retailers Dress Barn, Justice, Maurice’s, Rue 21, S & K Menswear and Shoe Carnival. Opening March 13 will be Factory Card, with the remaining retailers scheduled to open by the end of March, with the exception of GameStop, Old Navy and Ross, who will debut in April.
MONTGOMERY, AL | MAR 6, 2008–Mimis Café, an upscale family dining restaurant, has selected the EastChase development as the location for their first Alabama restaurant. The 6,800 square foot eatery is scheduled to open in mid-November at the entrance to EastChase adjacent to Rooms To Go.
MACON, GA | FEB 12, 2008–Representatives for many of the retailers and restaurants located at The Shoppes at River Crossing will be accepting applications and conducting interviews at a job fair sponsored by General Growth Properties, Inc. and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, developers of the open-air center. The job fair is scheduled for February 28 at the Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, off I-75 at exit 172 and the hours are 3:00–8:00 p.m. The Shoppes at River Crossing Job Fair will be conducted to assist the center’s retailers in providing qualified applicants for employment in a variety of positions including management, retail and restaurant services. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and photo identification. Additional information may be obtained through the retail center’s website, www.theshoppesatrivercrossing.com or by contacting Joe Netto at General Growth Properties at (678) 385-1422.
MACON, GA | JAN 15, 2008–The Shoppes at River Crossing–a 750,000-square-foot regional shopping and entertainment destination, anchored by Dillard’s and Belk–today announced 14 new names to its stellar line-up of retailers. First-to-themarket retailers joining River Crossing include Strasburg Children, Portrait Innovations and The Sleep Number® store. The open-air center, a joint-venture project between Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) and General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) is set to open March 19.