Vidalia subdivision progressing

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 4, 2003

VIDALIA &045;&045; Despite significant weather delays, progress is being made on two subdivisions planned for Concordia Parish, the project’s developers said Thursday.

&uot;We expect in 10 days to be through with the dirt work &045;&045; if it doesn’t rain,&uot; Claude Rabb said.

Rabb is developing Carter’s Woods and Concord Forest with his partner, Scott Settoon.

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&uot;Then we’ll start laying the utilities,&uot; including water and sewer lines and the building of streets, he added.

And none too soon, according to Rabb’s wife, Sheri Rabb. She said about 100 people have seriously inquired about purchasing lots in the developments despite a downturn in the local economy.

The developments will be located on 27 acres of land just beyond the Rabbs’ Concordia Avenue home, on land purchased from the Murray estate.

The development will be Vidalia’s first new neighborhood since the Georgetown subdivision was built in the early 1970s.

In August 2002, Claude Rabb said he anticipated having the site ready to build on in six months. However, the weather had other plans, he said Thursday. &uot;We’ve had terrible luck with the rain situation,&uot; Claude Rabb said.

One subdivision will contain 36 moderately-sized lots; the other will have 16 lots, some as large as 180 by 200 feet.

Rabb has said the lots will sell for $14,000 to $50,000, depending on size.