Lily Valley was a proposed village covering 67 acres on Highway 49 North that would have featured concrete houses with green roofs and solar panels. Homes were expected to range in price from $66,000 for studio lofts to $250,000 for larger four-bedroom houses. Construction was scheduled to begin August 29, 2007.
However, the project was tabled indefinitely before construction could begin due to the loss of a financial backer and the economy, according to developers.
- "Village plans unveiled at USM" - Hattiesburg American, August 30, 2006
- "Village project could be model for state" - Hattiesburg American, September 7, 2006