Topgolf development in Ridgeland to include grocery, amphitheater

Rendering of the future Topgolf Jackson sports entertainment venue.

Developers of an area in Ridgeland, who have already announced intentions to bring Topgolf to Madison County, have bigger plans.

While Topgolf is still part of the plan for a development off Interstate 55 in Ridgeland, northeast of the Renaissance at Colony Park, the project has grown to include a national grocery store chain, an amphitheater, shopping and upscale living accommodations.

However, there are still a few hurdles to clear. Developers must still get a zoning clearance from the City of Ridgeland to make it all happen.

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PraCon Global Investment Group, a Mississippi company headquartered in Jackson by CEO Gabriel Prado, is looking to anchor a mixed-use development with the golf entertainment center. Topgolf will serve as anchor of Prado Vista at Ridgeland, a 77-acre mixed-use development that will include a national grocery store, two high-end hotels, more than 100,000 square feet of office, retail and restaurant space, an entertainment venue, 228 homes for sale, and a river walk.

The site, located off Interstate 55 in Ridgeland at the intersection of Colony Park Boulevard and Sunnybrook Road, is currently zoned residential. To move forward, the project must first win approval from the city of Ridgeland to obtain the overlay district designation.

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PraCon Global is in the process of applying to create an overlay district. It is hopeful that the citizens of Ridgeland will continue to show support for this development during the re-zoning process, since the golf entertainment center has the option of going elsewhere in the Jackson Metro area if Ridgeland does not approve the rezoning application.

PraCon also plans to hold a public forum prior to the official public hearing to discuss the conceptual site plan, as well address any questions and concerns area residents may have. The date of the forum will be announced soon, and other townhall meetings with aldermen and citizens will be scheduled upon request, according to Prado.

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“We understand there has been opposition to mixed-use developments in the past. The biggest difference between our development and previously proposed developments is that we will add rooftops for sale and not for rent. A top notch golf entertainment center will serve as an anchor, along with a highly sought after national grocery store that has a cult following, and a large national entertainment venue. This development will change the entertainment landscape for the region,” Prado said. “We are very excited to have the number one golf entertainment venue in the U.S. as the anchor. Their presence marks the next level of entertainment and quality of life for the entire Jackson metro area. We have a long way to go, but we want to thank the citizens of Ridgeland for the support they have shown throughout the process."

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Ridgeland MS development: National grocery, amphitheater coming