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Preleasing pumping life into District Lofts complex

By JACK WEATHERLY Driving past the District at Eastover motorists on Interstate 55 get a two-dimensional picture of the Lofts, which provides a backdrop for the mixed-used project. But the interior courtyards of The District Lofts cannot be seen from the interstate. They create the depth, “the third dimension,” of the six-story, 261-unit building. And preleasing, 77 units as of ...

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District at Eastover adds restaurants, retail tenants

By JACK WEATHERLY In addition to Cantina Laredo, three more retailers have been added to the list of the first retail and restaurant tenants at the District at Eastover in Jackson. Joining the gourmet Mexican restaurant will be Freshii, a purveyor of organic food specializing in wraps, with meat, if you like. John Newcomb’s second Freshii franchise comes after one ...

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Baker Donelson set to open for business at One Eastover Center

By TED CARTER Baker Donelson is moving into the 126,000- square-foot One Eastover Center, a Class A building whose opening marks completion of the initial phase of the District at Eastover mixed-use development. More than 150 employees including nearly 80 attorneys will begin work March 28 in the firm’s new 70,000-square-foot office, which occupies three floors in the building at Interstate ...

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With BankPlus on board, District at Eastover is gaining momentum

By LISA MONTI Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, the developers of the District at Eastover, a mixed use development in Jackson, started out five years ago with a vision for a vibrant neighborhood that they now see taking shape and gaining momentum. Duckworth is president and CEO of Duckworth Realty in Jackson and Hines is executive vice president and principal. Both ...

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One Eastover Center gains Cosmich Simmons & Brown as tenant

Jackson civil litigation firm Cosmich Simmons & Brown has leased 12,000 square feet at One Eastover Center, a 120,000 square foot office building set to open next month in the District at Eastover mixed-use development. Cosmich Simmons & Brown will occupy the second floor of the five-story office building along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. “We believe the ...

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Turning City Centre into convention center hotel is option, new owner says

By TED CARTER The new owner of downtown Jackson’s City Centre will consider converting the two-tower office complex on South Lamar Street into a convention center hotel should it lose a main tenant whose lease is up at the end of 2016. Hertz Investment Group, the Central Business District’s dominant landlord, emphasized it bought the 266,700 square feet of buildings and ...

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Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week that construction should start on ...

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Eastover mixed-use development, including hotel, clears major obstacle

The District at Eastover, a $110 million mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School, appears to have cleared one of its last major hurdles. In late August, the Jackson City Council approved a zoning request from developer Ted Duckworth that would allow for a combination of retail, office space, residential units and a hotel to be built ...

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Eastover project set to go

Jackson developer hopes that his District at Eastover is soon a reality Ted Duckworth has spent the better part of three years working on the District at Eastover in Jackson. And he is as close as he ever been to concrete results. After negotiations with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over lease terms for the Old Blind School property stalled, ...

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Negotiations are not dead just yet

Developer says he prefers sell option, and he will respond to whatever state decides to do The District at Eastover, a proposed $150-million mixed-use development at the Old Blind School property in Jackson, may have new life. Just before lawmakers took a session break in early April, Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a bill that would have authorized the Department of ...

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