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Tupelo revitalization project waiting for contract approval

TUPELO — An item on this week’s Tupelo City Council agenda could be a major step in revitalizing parts of West Jackson Street.

WTVA TV reports the council will vote Tuesday whether to approve an engineering contract with Cook Coggins.

Neighborhood Development Corporation President Duke Loden said it will be a step forward in the West Jackson Street Project.

Once approved, crews will begin building new sidewalks, turning lanes and a new street that will soon have newly built homes.

The West Jackson Street Projects hopes to turn old, rundown properties into new and affordable housing for middle class families.

The city began buying dilapidated properties a few years ago and turned them over to the NDC for development.

So far, it has purchased 28 homes and demolished more than 20 of them.

 

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