Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Redevelopment Authority’

JRA starts again to find developer for convention complex hotel

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority will start anew in finding a developer to build a long-delayed hotel across from the Jackson Convention Complex. JRA interim executive director Willie Mott tells The Clarion-Ledger the agency hopes to issue a formal request for proposals early next year after agency officials said a deal announced in June […] [...]

Journeyman Austin presents Jackson with convention center hotel offer

By Ted Carter JACKSON, Mississippi — Texas hotel developer Journeyman Austin has submitted what it says is a confidential unsolicited proposal to build a 304-key, eight-floor convention center hotel on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, complete with a multi-floor-above-and-below ground parking structure. Journeyman Austin presented the proposal to Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s office […] [...]

JRA rejects request to release development deal with Tampa developer

by Ted Carter Published: July 19,2013

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, JRA, Robinson Callen

Tampa’s Robinson Callen Development may soon have company in a quest to build a convention center hotel in Jackson. While Robinson Callen has a head start with its unsolicited $60 million proposal having received an official blessing from the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Commissioners on June 25, Austin, Texas, hotel developer Journeyman Austin wants […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Jackson is running blind into a convention

Robinson Callen Development’s proposal for a long-awaited convention hotel in Jackson just may be the “dream come true” that many local officials say it is. But like most dreams, this one is unfolding in a chaotic fashion and offering up more than a few unanswered questions. First, why is the $60 million deal moving at […] [...]

Jackson Convention hotel deal returns with new proposer, better terms

A Tampa hotel management and development company says it intends to break ground on a 330-room, $60-million convention center hotel in Jackson within six months. The saving grace of this project, said outgoing- Mayor Harvey Johnson, is that it would require the city to provide a backstop of only $9 million. Harvey called the proposal […] [...]

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Opportunity to assess direction of Jackson Redevelopment Authority

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: economic development, Hinds County, JACKSON, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, Jason Brookins

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is again searching for a new director. The departure of Jason Brookins after a nearly three-year stint may slow some of the redevelopment projects in the agency’s pipeline. At the same time, the coming change in leadership is an opportunity for Jackson to assess the work of the quasi-public agency, its […] [...]

Mayor vows hotel revival after redevelopment board rejects deal

A Jackson Redevelopment Authority board so eager to get a developer on board to build Jackson’s $96 million convention hotel met the day before Thanksgiving to issue a request for proposals with a reply period cut down from 30 to 15 days. But when a second developer entered the picture — Journeyman Austin Holdings of […] [...]

Cause of Jackson Convention Complex deficit does beyond HQ hotel

Lack of a convention headquarters hotel has been blamed for the Jackson Convention hotel complex losing $12 million in business last year. But the 330,000-square-foot complex has lost far more meetings and convention business since its late 2009 opening for reasons other than available hotel space, a study by H.C. Johnson Consulting of Chicago found. […] [...]

Rest will have to wait

The lingering recession has caused a scaling back of what was once the $200-million Capital City Center development — more commonly known as Jackson’s convention center hotel and mixed-use project. Gone for now is a 825-car parking garage the initial plan contemplated building at the same time as the 16-floor, 304-room convention headquarters hotel. Also […] [...]

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