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City buying downtown properties for redevelopment

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo plans to buy three downtown properties in a $376,000 investment it hopes will result in a park or residential development. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the properties have been magnets for crime and other problems. One originally was the Tupelo Military Institute but city officials say it more recently has been used by ...

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City identifies more than 50 blighted properties

BILOXI — A landmark hotel and a former high-rise senior apartment complex are among more than 50 structures the city of Biloxi is ordering to be either repaired or knocked down. All are still damaged and vacant more than six years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005. A new state law gave allows Biloxi’s City Council ...

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Main Street turns attention to blighted properties

GULFPORT — Now that downtown historic storefronts have been renovated, drawing new tenants and customers, Gulfport’s Main Street director is turning her attention to vacant lots potentially contaminated by petroleum or hazardous chemicals. The city wants to identify and assess contaminated properties that can be returned to productivity, generating jobs and tax revenue. Lisa Bradley, executive director of Gulfport Main ...

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