News Article | 7/21/2014

Neighbors protest Olive Branch area warehouse project

WREG-TV, CBS (Memphis, TN): In a public hearing in Olive Branch, Miss., DeSoto supervisors considered a proposed warehouse development in a residential and agricultural area just east of the community. Hillwood Constuciton wants to build a warehouse park on 200 acres at Goodman and Polk Roads. A particular concern stated by residents in attendance was increased truck traffic. Representatives of the proposed development said the project will boost the local economy and will include landscaping to buffer the development from surrounding residential areas. Some residents also expressed fear of a drop in property values, but Hillwood says that won’t happen. (See full story.)