Jackson Committee Approves Entertainment District Plan
JACKSON, MS (AP) — The Jackson City Council Planning Committee has approved the creation of a resort area and entertainment district in downtown Jackson.
The Clarion-Ledger’s Jimmie E. Gates reports committee members – Council President Melvin Priester Jr., council members De'Keither Stamps and Tyrone Hendrix – warned they won't support the district when it comes before the full council unless it is broadened to include more downtown establishments.
They also want a public hearing prior to a council vote.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue ultimately is responsible for approving resort status. The process begins with a local governing body issuing a resolution of support.
Creating a district, supporters say, could increase mixed-use and residential housing and improve pedestrian usage and transit provisions.