Development

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City's Plan for Zoo: Bring in St. Louis Operator, Keep in West Jackson

The Jackson Zoo likely will get a new operator, and one with no intentions to move the facility from its long-time home in west Jackson to eastern edge of Jackson.

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Study Finds 'One Lake' Project Poses Costly Public Health Risks

The "One Lake" proposal has hit another major hurdle. A report commissioned as part of the project's draft study has found the project poses serious public and environmental health risks.

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$1 Million Grant from FTA Will Help City Develop Transportation Corridor

The Federal Transit Administration awarded the City of Jackson $1 million to plan a transportation-focused corridor connecting 20 square miles.

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Jackson Rising

In November, education nonprofit Operation Shoestring announced that as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration, it would launch the "Rise to the Future" capital campaign to go toward renovations.

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'One Lake' Could Mean 'Catastrophic Failure' of State-Owned Bridges

One day before public comment closed on the "One Lake" flood-control and development project proposed along the Pearl River, the Mississippi Department of Transportation sent a letter to the Rankin-Hinds Flood Control District attorney Keith Turner.

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Bloomberg Gives $1 Million for Jackson Art; Talks 2020 Plans, Stop-and-Frisk

The small-statured, thick-accented former billionaire mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, descended upon Jackson on Nov. 29 to announce a $1-million public-art grant, while perhaps putting out feelers for a 2020 presidential bid.

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New Delays for 'One Lake' Likely as Bipartisan Concerns in Congress Grow

One U.S. Senate bill currently waiting on President Donald Trump's signature could have major ramifications for the long-planned and controversial "One Lake" development and flood-control project along the Pearl River in Jackson.

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Bringing the River Back to Life

The Mississippi River Basin Model, a National Civil Engineering Landmark, is in bad shape; however, compared to the last time I wrote about it for the Jackson Free Press, it has improved, thanks to the Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model organization.

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Fondren Business Improvement District Moves Forward in City Council

Fondren business owners will take up a vote to establish a self-taxing Business Improvement District following Jackson City Council approval of the proposal at the Sept. 25 meeting.

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Mississippi Cooperatives to Buy Power from Delta Solar Farm

A British company says it will build a solar farm in the Mississippi Delta with plans to sell electricity to Mississippi cooperatives.

'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a ...

Moving a Hip Hop Agenda

"Words I Never Said" was part of a nationwide tour for the organization Rap Sessions, ...