Heated discussion about possible Costco in Ridgeland

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – The battle over Costco coming to Ridgeland continues.

This time, it’s about changing the zoning ordinance that would allow gas stations and fast food restaurants.

Mayor Gene McGee and the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss changing the zoning ordinance that would allow Costco to have a service station on their property.

Right now, the land on Highland Colony isn’t zoned for it.

But if the city changes the ordinance, it could also allow fast food restaurants in the area.

Opponents of Costco accuse the city of spot zoning, saying this will just increase more traffic and cause more problems for the area.

“Highland Colony with the increased traffic has the chance to become the new County Line Road. And the people that moved to Ridgeland came because it was a good development. And all they’re asking is they want the same quality of life. This is no opposition to Costco, please setup in a proper location,” said Rony Johnson, a Ridgeland resident.

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