Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

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

by Associated Press Published: August 9,2012

Tags: construction, convention, demolish, demolition, downtown, hospitality, hotel, inn, lodging, meeting, raze, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

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

by Associated Press Published: July 19,2012

Tags: city, commission, downtown, municipal government, municipality, parking, retail, traffic, transportation

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 […] [...]

Main Street to designate Como Downtown Network Member

by MBJ Staff Published: June 7,2012

Tags: community development, downtown, Main Street, retail, retailers, shoppers, shopping

COMO — On June 11, the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will designate the City of Como as a Downtown Network Member of the association. The designation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at 215 Main Street in downtown Como. Como joins Long Beach, Winona, Belzoni, Eupora, Forest and the University of Mississippi Medical Center […] [...]

Aldermen pass noise ordinance despite negative public comments

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has passed a noise ordinance. Last night’s vote came after another round of public comment, most of it against some aspect of the new law. The Sun Herald reports even the board was split on aspects of it and the vote was 5-2. But the city […] [...]

Groups pool funds to conduct study on possible entertainment district

TUPELO — Five Tupelo groups have partnered to pay for a market analysis that will target the possibility of building an entertainment venue in the Fairpark District. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Tupelo Redevelopment Agency said it has joined with the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Coliseum Commission, the Community Development Foundation […] [...]

Aldermen hear from business, home owners on noise ordinance

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: bars, business owners, downtown, home owners, music, nightclubs, nightlife, noise, tourism, tourists, visitors

OCEAN SPRINGS — Twenty-eight people spoke during a public meeting at Ocean Springs City Hall about the city adopting a noise ordinance. Business and home owners spoke to the mayor and Board of Aldermen during a two-hour meeting. They expressed their opinions on the attraction of having bands at night all the way to the […] [...]

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