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Journeyman Austin presents Jackson with convention center hotel offer

July 30, 2013

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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 shortly after 5 […]

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Austin developer preparing unsolicited proposal for Jackson convention center hotel

July 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — 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 […]

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OUR VIEW: Running blind into a convention hotel deal

July 5, 2013

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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 […]

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Redevelopment Authority gives Jackson convention hotel deal thumbs up

June 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority Wednesday unanimous approved a trade agreement with a Tampa hotel management and development company that wants to build a $60 million convention center hotel here. Robinson Callen Develoment says it is eager to move ahead with the 330-room hotel and wants to break ground within six months. The […]

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CARTER: If we can’t access PERS, Redevelopment Authority information, you can’t either

November 29, 2012

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I’ve always bought into the adage that readers don’t care what a journalist must go through to get information for a story. Readers don’t want to hear that Councilman Smith bolted his door shut when you arrived at his office to ask who paid for that wonderful new Olympic-sized swimming pool, cabana and tennis court […]

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Jackson council set for hotel vote Monday amid rush to sell bonds

December 14, 2011

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A decision by Jackson City Council Monday (Dec. 19) to build a 16-floor, $96 million convention center hotel will hand Mayor Harvey Johnson a signature victory but a thumbs down from the council will give him a serious setback. The city put the deal on a fast-track to enable proposed development partner Transcontinental Realty Investments […]

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Cause of Jackson Convention Complex deficit goes beyond HQ hotel

December 11, 2011

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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. […]

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Consultants give convention hotel details after TCI doesn’t show

November 23, 2011

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A public forum Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber staged Nov. 17 to hear details on a planned convention center hotel deal “right from the horse’s mouth” fell short of that expectation when the city’s proposed partner did a no-show. Instead, the 50 or so people gathered at the Anderson United Methodist Church got some brief […]

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As a formality, Jackson will seek convention hotel partnership proposals

November 23, 2011

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Though the Jackson Redevelopment Authority doesn’t expect any takers, the authority’s board agreed Wednesday to a 15-day advertising period for a developer other than Transcontinental Realty Investments of Dallas to partner with the city on a convention headquarters hotel. The JRA board sees the action as a formality and a step toward moving a final […]

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Farish developer faces obstacles with new buildout strategy

November 20, 2011

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Getting OK on buildout money will not be an easy task Developers of the Farish Street Entertainment District have changed their leasing strategy to include paying for the buildouts of the clubs and shops they have restored along the first block of the former business and nightlife hub of Jackson’s African-American community. Watkins Development, which […]

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