Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

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

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

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

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 […] [...]

Church still defiant as court hears congregation’s appeal

HOLLY SPRINGS — A tiny Mississippi congregation is fighting a city’s attempt to ban churches from the town square, a move that the pastor said is aimed at preventing the church from taking up valuable space for shops and other businesses. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The […] [...]

Downtown Inn to be demolished; new boutique hotel planned

OXFORD — The owners of the Downtown Inn in Oxford say it will be demolished after football season and replaced with new hotel. The Oxford Eagle reports the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission voted to allow the Chamblee Co., which owns the hotel, to demolish the exiting building and replace it with a four-story boutique hotel. […] [...]

Spurs nearly complete connecting trail with city’s downtown

HATTIESBURG — The pieces that will link downtown Hattiesburg and the Longleaf Trace finally are falling into place. The spurs that eventually will connect Kamper Park/Hattiesburg Zoo and the Hattiesburg Train Depot to the spear of the Trace nearly are complete. Construction on the main bike path-walkway that will run from just west of U.S. […] [...]

Firm ‘completely surprised’ by supervisors’ vote on Old Capital Green

JACKSON — Full Spectrum, the master developer of the proposed mixed-use project in downtown Jackson called Old Capital Green, reports the firm was surprised by a recent Hinds County Board of Supervisors vote that puts the project in doubt. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted July 16 to not support the development of the […] [...]

Commission rethinking downtown parking following aldermen’s rejection

OXFORD — Members of Oxford’s Downtown Parking Commission have gone back to the drawing board after a plan to implement paid parking on the Square failed to gain the support of enough aldermen to be passed. Their “plan B” focuses on enforcing the two-hour parking limit on premium parking spaces around the Square by issuing […] [...]

Supervisors vote down Old Capitol Green; project in doubt

JACKSON — Plans for a $1 billion revitalization project for downtown Jackson have been thrown into doubt because of a decision by Hinds county officials to back out. The proposed Old Capitol Green project included office, residential and retail space and a 450-space parking garage. The Clarion-Ledger reports county supervisors voted 3-1 to bow out […] [...]

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