RIDGELAND — Aldermen last week approved a previously-tabled site plan and architectural review for a countertop warehouse and showroom after changes were made to the front facing side of the building.

Prosource Materials will be building a warehouse and showroom at their Cole Street location. The vote to approve passed unanimously. 

Theo Peagler, the architect on the project, presented for Prosource. He showed updated drawings and materials for the forward facing side of the building. The item was tabled because aldermen were concerned that the building could set a precedent for buildings with minimal design and bare metal siding in the city.

During discussion three weeks ago when the item was tabled, Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Holder said that he “wanted the project to move forward” but said he wanted to see a “better building” design. 

Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier said at the time that, based on his experience in real estate, this would be “beneficial” to real estate related businesses in the area.

Representatives for the project have said they are building a “premier slab yard” where homeowners and contractors could view a variety of countertops and other masonry.

“As far as we can tell you have to travel out of state to Louisiana or Memphis to find anything like what we are planning,” Stephen Hudson, a Prosource representative, has said.

The building will go behind their existing location at 6370 Cole Road in the 220 Business Park area off of the Highland Colony Parkway.