Jackson Committee Approves Entertainment District Plan

Jackson City Council President Melvin Priester Jr.

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.

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