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The Meridian at Fondren Announces Pre-Leasing

The highly anticipated mid-rise development has opened to the public. 


The Meridian, a mixed-use development on Lakeland Drive across from the UMMC campus, is comprised of 241 luxury apartment homes, 2,500 square feet of retail space and meeting space for UMMC.


Developer SKD Development, LLC anticipates first unit delivery in June and final unit delivery around Labor Day. “The Meridian is getting closer to being a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited” said John Ditto, one of the partners in SKD.  “Soon Fondren and Jackson will have a living option that doesn’t exist in the market today…….mid-rise, Class A apartment homes within walking distance of the Fondren amenity base.”


The Meridian will include everything from a resort-style pool with waterfall feature to a dog park and plenty of amenities in between.  Rents begin at $950 for certain studio units and go to $2,000 for three bedroom units.  Apartments will include granite countertops, stainless and black appliances, nine foot ceilings and upgraded lighting and plumbing fixture packages.


“The response has been tremendous thus far…….it’s hard to keep up with all the inquiries we’re getting”, said Tyler Kassinger a member of the SKD team who has been heading up early marketing efforts.  “UMMC personnel responded very favorably during our early reservation phase, and now the general public is demonstrating the same level of interest.”


A reservation at the Meridian means a prospective resident gets a spot on a priority wait list for an apartment home in the development (unit type, location, etc. subject to availability).  The wait list will be converted to leases as the first units get closer to their actual delivery date. 

“The population of the Meridian at full occupancy will be around 400 people”, said SKD partner Justin Peterson.  “The vitality and economic activity that these residents will bring to Fondren and Jackson should be a real boost to the community.  That day is coming soon, and all the long, hard work to make the Meridian a reality will have been worth it.”


To apply to live at The Meridian, email or call 601.376.9874.  The Meridian’s website,, is still under development and will launch in the coming days.