The City of Jackson Medger Evers Airport-Harkins Senate Bill hullabaloo on Jackson Jambalaya brought up this oldie but goodie. Remember when the Pinelands was going to be a shopping/ entertainment mecca?
A second phase of Renaissance has always been planned, but Pinelands would be an entirely new shopping center, spearheaded by Ron Harvey, who leads Freedom Real Estate of Slidell, Louisiana. He told MDA he plans to buy property facing busy Lakeland Boulevard in Flowood from property owners who developed the Pinelands residential subdivisions and construct 750,000 square feet of space, including stores, theaters and a hotel.
It's unclear if Flowood, which hosts four large shopping centers flanking the corners of Lakeland Boulevard and Old Fannin Road, could support so much additional development. The application approved by MDA shows a $162.5 million investment, which would be eligible for up to $48.8 million in sales tax breaks.AP article from July 14, 2014.
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