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CMPDD leadership change

F. Clarke Holmes, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s chief executive officer has retired and replaced by Mike Monk, previously the director of planning and management. Holmes led the organization for 44 years. When he first became director he was the youngest in the country to hold such a position. Under his leadership, CMPDD grew from a small insignificant ...

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Residents invited to help update multi-year transportation plan

Residents and organizations that want to help shape Central Mississippi transportation priorities will get an opportunity to present their suggestions at a series of transportation summits this month sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The summits are part of a 5-year update of a plan designed as blueprint for the region’s transportation priorities through 2035, said Larry Smith, a planner ...

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MBJ Editorial: ‘GO-80’ could be roadmap to region’s revival

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson is thinking big with his “Go-80” strategy, an expansive blueprint for generating tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue through redeveloping Jackson’s nine-mile U.S. 80 corridor from the Pearl River to the Clinton city limits. It’s an investment strategy in need of deep pockets that Jackson does not have at the moment. But Mayor ...

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Land-use changes first up in U.S. 80 transformation plan

Jackson mayor wants timely movement on ‘Go-80’ strategy With the ailing Metrocenter Mall tagged as ground zero, Jackson’s U.S. 80 corridor would see a sweeping rezoning under a city strategy for attracting businesses that are more economically viable and more beneficial to the community than the string of used car lots, fast-food restaurants, lounges, liquor stores, auto-repair garages and pawn ...

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