Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

Study finds support for downtown arena in Capital City

by Associated Press Published: February 1,2013

Tags: arena, community development, concert, downtown, economic development, entertainment, feasibility, music, sports, study

JACKSON — A long-awaited study finds Jackson can support a downtown arena, but the city is no closer to having the money to build one. Officials say the feasibility study is an encouraging sign for city officials and business leaders who have long insisted Jackson can support such a facility. The study recommends Jackson build […] [...]

Former casino in disrepair while bankruptcy case continues

VICKSBURG — More than nine months after the Grand Station Casino closed amid bankruptcy, the property near Vicksburg’s City Front is in disrepair as several issues are settled in court. In October, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack awarded the casino to M Street Inc. after it bid $400,000 for the 36,000-square-foot facility in a […] [...]

City revisits future of historic building following fire

MERIDIAN — A recent fire in Meridian’s tallest structure has renewed talk about what should be done with the building. Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry tells WTOK TV the fire on the 12th floor of the “Threefoot” building remains under investigation. Meanwhile, Barry said, the city is looking for entrepreneurs who might have ideas for the […] [...]

Historic courthouse destroyed in predawn fire

by Associated Press Published: January 17,2013

Tags: bench, county, court, courthouse, culture, destroy, destruction, disaster, downtown, fire, gut, Heritage, historic, history, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal

WALTHALL — A predawn fire today has gutted the Webster County courthouse. The two-story courthouse was built in 1915. The town of Walthall is located just north of Eupora on Mississippi Highway 9 Eupora Fire Chief Richard Love says the call came in to the Emergency 911 Center about 2:20 a.m. He says the southwest […] [...]

Demolition begins of historic downtown building

PASACGOULA — Crews are tearing down the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s. Hurricane Isaac damaged its roof, which caused damage to walls. The family corporation that owns it determined the cost would be too high to save the building, which was a bank before it became a premier men’s clothing […] [...]

Council clears way for two downtown microbreweries

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has approved a change to the city’s land use code to allow microbreweries to open in the city’s downtown area. The Hattiesburg American reports two breweries are currently equipping to begin brewing by spring. Southern Prohibition brewery, owned by John Neal and Quinby Chunn, is remodeling a former furniture […] [...]

New bypass could open before Christmas

CANTON — State transportation officials hope to have a ribbon-cutting before Christmas on a $19.3-million bypass to ease traffic rolling through the heart of historic Canton. The 3.5-mile, four-lane road will connect to the Nissan Parkway at U.S. Highway 51 north of the Nissan plant and run northeast to Mississippi Highway 43. Construction on the […] [...]

Port City’s downtown district makes National Register

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

Tags: architecture, culture, downtown, Heritage, historic, history, real estate, retail, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s downtown historic district is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, tells the Delta Democrat Times the listing comes after more than two years of work. “It took a long time, a lot of work, a lot of […] [...]

Group pushing for downtown to be declared historic

by Associated Press Published: October 12,2012

Tags: Central Business District, community development, culture, downtown, Heritage, history, merchant, retail, shop, shopper, shopping, store

TUPELO — Officials are starting a campaign to have the downtown declared a national historic district. Officials with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that group will do a historic resources survey to see if the central business district has enough buildings to support the designation. Main Street went […] [...]

Downtown group approves new design guidelines

by MBJ Staff Published: September 13,2012

Tags: architecture, association, city, Commercial Real Estate, community, design, downtown, guideline, municipality

TUPELO — The board of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association approved a new set of design guidelines Tuesday that members hope will help the district maintain its historic roots. The 87-page packet provides guidelines for commercial and residential projects that cover only the exterior of buildings. They cover everything from facade paint colors to […] [...]

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