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MDA: Protective order still in place on Renaissance project records

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Andrew Mattiace has been dealing from a position of strength since January, when he was granted a four-year extension of the deadline to build the $98 million expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Otherwise, on July 2 he would have lost nearly $30 million in sales tax rebates under a state program for the ...

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Ridgeland aldermen set Costco hearing to forestall court battle

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By JACK WEATHERLY Despite community opposition, Costco Wholesale is “absolutely” committed to putting its store in what would be the third phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. That’s the word from Jerry Mills, city attorney. Mills also said this week that the Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for April 5 to present an amendment ...

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Homeowners sue Ridgeland over ordinance allowing Costco

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A lawsuit by nine Ridgeland homeowners contends that the developer of the proposed phase three of the Renaissance at Colony Park has no legal standing at the local or state level to move forward with the project. The homeowners seek a declaratory judgment voiding steps taken by the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen that led to an agreement with the Mississippi ...

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Costco has become albatross for Renaissance expansion plan

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By JACK WEATHERLY  A group headed by developer Andrew Mattiace last year applied for a sales tax rebate of up to $29.6 million for expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park less than a month before the state law that created the Tourism Tax Incentive expired. Beating the repeal of the law enabled the Jackson developer to move forward with ...

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Yarber contacts Costco about County Line Road site

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By JACK WEATHERLY  If Ridgeland doesn’t want Costco, Jackson does. That’s what Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber said Tuesday night at a homeowners association meeting. Seeing Ridgeland residents’ opposition to the wholesaler, Jackson contacted Costco Monday and sent information to the Seattle-based company about the building soon to be vacated by Best Buy, Yarber told the Heatherwood Area Homeowners Association at ...

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Costco: plan ‘not a done deal’ but site is prime

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crowd of several hundred listens. Photo by Jack Weatherly

Ridgeland crowd takes wholesaler and developer to task By JACK WEATHERLY Under intense questioning for two hours Thursday night from a skeptical crowd of several hundred at the Ridgeland High School auditorium, a Costco representative conceded that it was not committed to a site on Highland Colony Parkway. “This is not a done deal,” said Dan Venable. The audience of ...

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Costco — a long time coming and not there yet

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By JACK WEATHERLY It is no secret that Costco has had trouble trying to move into the metro Jackson market. Which is not to say that it hasn’t been recruited – openly in one case, and not so openly in another. Last year, its efforts to build a store on Lakeland Boulevard in Jackson were rebuffed by the city Planning ...

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