Eastover development’s impact depends on popularity, accessibility


Published: October 9,2011

The Jackson City Council has approved a zoning request from developer Ted Duckworth that would allow for a combination of retail, office space, residential units and a hotel to be built, called The District at Eastover — on the 20-acre site of the Old Blind School.

One of the many enduring lessons from The Great Recession is that home values are more vulnerable to a plunge than they were thought to be.

Two of Jackson’s more affluent neighborhoods — Eastover and Fondren — are a testament to that.

Two Realtors who do business in each told the Mississippi Business Journal that a new mixed-use development whose first phase could open in fall 2013 could theoretically help …


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