One of our most recent projects, the Rivercane development, is a 740-acre mixed-use development, located on Highway 21, 4 1/2 miles north of Atmore at I-65, Exit 57.
Due to the location of the property, current market demand, and community needs; we anticipate that Rivercane will ultimately include retail/commercial, residential, industrial and possibly recreational areas. Phase 1 includes construction of roads, additional lanes on Highway 21, and a lake which will serve as the collection/retention facility. It is anticipated that underground storm water drainage facilities will be used rather than surface facilities. West Escambia Utilities, Inc. (formerly Atmore Utilities Board) is working to expand water, sewage and natural gas to meet the demands of a fully developed Rivercane. Power is supplied by both Southern Pine Electric Cooperative and Alabama Power Company, while telephone service is provided by Frontier. Phase 1 of the process is almost complete, and preliminary plans for Phase 2 are complete and ready for implementation. All utilities within Rivercane will be underground and constructed as each phase of the development is undertaken. All streets will be lighted, curbed, and guttered, and common areas will include landscaped shoulders along Highway 21, entrance medians, lakes, protected wetlands and parks. These common areas will be maintained by a Rivercane Property Owners’ Association and funded through assessments to the property owners.