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Lamar Life Building to be converted to mixed use — apartments, retail and office

By JACK WEATHERLY Developer Andrew Mattiace will convert the historical Lamar Life Building in downtown Jackson into loft apartments and office and retail space. The conversion of the 11-story building commenced last week and will be complete in November, Mattiace said in an interview. Mattiace said he made a decision to put up a banner on the building announcing the ...

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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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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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Vacant federal office building could convert to mixed-use space

JACKSON — The James O. Eastland Federal Building in downtown Jackson may be converted into apartments and commercial space. The Clarion-Ledger reports that developers say the project would cost $20 million. The 115,000-square-foot space has sat vacant since Aug. 1, 2011, following the opening of the new federal courthouse. Built in 1934 by the Jackson-based architectural firm Hull and Malvaney, ...

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City Council approves development plan for Centennial Plaza

GULFPORT — The City Council has voted to support a plan to develop Centennial Plaza. The Sun Herald reports council members had questions about the length of the lease and the development plan for 60 of the 92 acres at the former Veterans Affairs property. But after meeting with members of the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, council members said they were ...

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Vicksburg landmark getting new life

Historic Sears Roebuck Building is being converted to mixed-use Vicksburg’s historic and quaint downtown will soon have a new, unique offering to showcase. The nearly 75-year-old Sears Roebuck Building is gaining new life as a mixed-use development, with retail space on the bottom floor and condominiums on the second and third floors. Jackson-based HM Williams Construction Inc. is serving as ...

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