About the Plan
The revitalization plan has been modeled after the New Urbanism concept. The development is designed to align with the interest of the broader neighborhood district, while stressing the importance of living, working and playing within the community. Results are a multiuse community with residential, commercial, retail, and public realm features including greenways and trails.
Existing anchors such as the Farmers’ Market, the library, government offices and federal buildings, law practices, area churches, dry cleaners, pharmacies, banking, downtown restaurants, and coffee shops are thriving daily living destinations. The downtown district is also full of cultural arts and entertainment venues. The Jackson Symphony, Civic Center, Ned McWherter Center for The Performing Arts, and Jackson’s Amp at the Market all reside downtown.
These daily living destinations form connections to surrounding neighborhoods. Not only does the development promote “healthy living” as a strategy but serves as a catalyst to spur economic and community development.