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The Blake at Oxford expected to open next fall

OXFORD — Ridgeland-based developer Cardinal Ventures has unveiled the development of The Blake at Oxford, an assisted living and memory care community located at 110 Ed Perry Boulevard in Oxford Commons adjacent to Oxford Conference Center. Estimated at $15 million in turnkey development costs, the 100-unit, 85,000-square-foot community will be the newest addition to the Blake portfolio. The Blake at ...

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SKD seeking lease from UMMC for mixed-used development

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease 4.4 acres on the north edge of its Jackson campus to a developer who wants to build a 224-unit apartment complex with ground-level stores and offices. The College Board approved the lease yesterday. If Attorney General Jim Hood’s office also approves, SKD Development plans to go forward with the ...

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Huntington Ingalls mulling redevelopment of shipyard

AVONDALE, La. — Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said it will look at redeveloping its Avondale, La., shipyard with a Texas-based pipeline company. After a six-month study, the companies could form a joint venture to redevelop the shipyard near New Orleans, which otherwise is expected lay off most of its 740 employees this summer. “The joint study will explore opportunities ranging ...

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Developer accused of misusing mall bond funds

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has found Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian. Yesterday, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced in a news release that Watkins and his company have been order to pay restitution of $587,084, plus legal interest ...

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Brandon recruiting help to spur development

Traveling along Highway 80, the city of Brandon’s lack of downtown development is apparent. Now, city leaders are looking for change. The city is seeking consultants to work in city planning and economic development. The Clarion-Ledger reports the consultant’s work would focus on downtown planning, landscape architecture, urban design, historic preservation, infrastructure, transportation, market analysis and involving the public in ...

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Development company donating roadway to Coast city

DIAMONDHEAD — City officials said they expect the donation of a road to open doors for development in the community on the Mississippi Coast. WLOX-TV reported the Purcell real estate development company is donating 1,000 feet of narrow roadway to the city. The donated segment begins behind the Rouses grocery store and ends at the roundabout in front of Hancock ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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City brings in consultant to look at brownfields redevelopment

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has hired an environmental consultant who will assess potential redevelopment sites for soil contamination. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the city has hired Marietta, Ga.-based EarthCon Consultants Inc. Greenville Mayor John Cox, in May, accepted two Brownfields Assessment Grants totaling $400,000 for the city. “Brownfield” refers to property that has been contaminated by ...

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating a long-term development plan for ...

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Environmental study complete, available on proposed road extension

MADISON COUNTY — An environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed extension of Rice Road in Madison County is now available, according to the National Park Service. This project seeks to extend Rice Road and create an associated multi-use trail to the west of U.S. Highway 51 in Ridgeland. This extension would provide access to the northern portion of the planned ...

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