Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

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

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 […] [...]

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