Selma RV Park in the Works
Jesse Garza has purchased 18.6 acres near Selma, Ala., and begun site preparations for The Gathering Place and RV Park, according to The Selma Times-Journal.
Garza retired after a 24-year career as a military policeman in the United States Air Force. He recently owned and operated an RV park in north Texas.
With numbers of tourists visiting Selma for its rich history, and recreational travelers utilizing nearby Highway 80, Garza said his property would meet an unmet need.
He and his wife, Brenda, relocated to Selma for her to assume a position at Vaughan Regional Medical Center as a nurse anesthetist. Garza is a licensed child psychotherapist.
Their new venture, once completed, will include a general store, swimming pool, fitness center, laundry, beauty salon and a clubhouse.
But before they can continue, Garza said they needed water and sewer service.
“There are no water lines on our side of the highway,” he said. “They run on the other side of the highway. I talked with the mayor, and he said they would draw up some plans and connect us by going under the highway.”