Vidalia OKs intent to lease

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006

VIDALIA &8212; Riverfront development took a step forward Tuesday, as the Vidalia Board of Aldermen approved two resolutions regarding impending leases.

The resolutions authorize the city to publish notices of its intent to lease property to Twin Oaks Holding, LLC and to Louisiana Riverfront Development, LLC.

The latter will lease a four-acre site on the south side of the bridge for an anticipated medical center to be operated by Promise Healthcare Inc.

Email newsletter signup

The company owns and operates the Promise Specialty Hospital of Miss-Lou in Ferriday.

Twin Oaks had an option to lease an .87-acre tract of land adjacent to its current riverfront building, the RiverPark Medical Center.

The Twin Oaks Doctor&8217;s Partnership opened the outpatient medical center in 2003.

The city will publish notices today and Feb. 1 and approve the leases in its Feb. 14 meeting.

The resolutions are one step in Vidalia&8217;s riverfront expansion project.

The Gateway Center is under construction on the south side of the bridge and is scheduled to open in November. The center will include a welcome center and an exhibition space.

The land for the Promise facility is set far enough down river to allow for a parking lot for the Gateway Center and a green space between the two.

Another green space will separate the medical facility from the River Park RV Park and Resort.