Posts Tagged ‘David Watkins’

OUR VIEW: Why no introspection on causes of HUD trouble over Farish St.?

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: Business, David Watkins, editorial, Farish Street, HUD, Mississippi, opinion

Raise your hand if you are surprised by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s conclusion that redevelopment of downtown’s Farish Street has been the least of Jackson City Hall’s concerns the last decade and a half. Seeing no hands, let us proceed. Cause-and-effect is a good place to start. Remarkable indifference, professional carelessness […] [...]

Developer accused of misusing mall bond funds

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has found Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian. Yesterday, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced in a news release that Watkins and his company have been order to pay restitution […] [...]

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Hosemann seeking penalties from developer for moving project funds

JACKSON — The secretary of state’s office is questioning whether Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is seeking administrative penalties plus restitution of $587,084. Watkins denied any wrongdoing during an administrative hearing […] [...]

Banished from Farish St., Watkins named chair of Downtown Jackson Partners

by Published: October 23,2013

Tags: David Watkins, JACKSON, law, Mississippi, real estate

JACKSON, Mississippi — Fresh off getting the boot from Jackson’s Farish Street redevelopment project, developer David Watkins took over the chairmanship of Downtown Jackson Partners Wednesday. Watkins, principal of Watkins Development and rescuer of the King Edward Hotel and Standard Life Building, succeeds Trustmark Bank’s Harry Walker as chair of the public-private agency that oversees […] [...]

Catering is key at Business After Hours

Monique Davis, owner of Lumpkin’s BBQ in Jackson, is looking forward to doing business again at this year’s “Business After Hours” at the 2012 Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and lasts until around 8 at the Mississippi Trade Mart. “We are hanging on,” Davis said. “We always […] [...]

Watkins: Farish still on track

David Watkins wants to be clear: Farish Street is on schedule for the major tenants of its first block to open late this year. The project has not stalled for lack of money, as was reported in the Clarion-Ledger last week. Watkins, who is developing the historic district into a Beale Street-like mix of clubs […] [...]

Jackson will soon know fate

by Published: January 30,2011

Tags: David Watkins, Sen. John Horhn

Officials: Requirement for sales tax oversight panel will doom voter approval to rebuild infrastructure Jackson’s single biggest hope for paying for a desperately needed water and sewer system overhaul  rests with a special option sales tax that would require 60 percent voter approval. That’s not going to happen as long as the legislation authorizing the […] [...]

Standard Life Building Reopens

  Watkins Development of Jackson and New Orleans-based HRI Properties prepare for tenant move in day at the historic Standard Life Building in downtown Jackson. [...]

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