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District at Eastover

Ted Duckworth of Duckworth Realty in Jackson will update the Jackson Chamber of Commerce on the status of the District at Eastover, a proposed retail and residential development on the site of the old Mississippi School for the Deaf and Blind off I-55 in Jackson, during the Chamber’s Executive Committee meeting on Sept. 1.

A bill passed during the 2007 regular legislative session allows the Mississippi Development Authority, acting on behalf of the state Department of Education, to lease the property for redevelopment. Duckworth won the right to negotiate with the MDA lease terms that have to be agreed upon before work can begin.

Very few details about the parameters of the lease or the project itself are currently available. Hopefully Duckworth’s presentation will fill in some gaps. The best I could come up with after a Google search is this and this.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Electric 308 building in Downtown Jackson.

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