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The future of downtown Jackson was unveiled Friday morning, as city officials and local business leaders debuted The 200, a new mixed use development that will continue the private investment and growth in the downtown area.
The special event culminated in the unveiling of a sign that features a rendering of the project and design details. The sign is placed on the 200 block of N. Jackson Street, where the new residential and commercial development will take shape over the next year.
The vacant piece of land has been of interest to developers for two years. Studies performed by the local Young Professionals group found that a new mixed use complex would be a viable addition to Jackson, serving the needs of young professionals looking for housing downtown.
Working with the City of Jackson, the project is spearheaded by Jackson Downtown Partners (JDP), a group of local business professionals interested in the current and future prosperity of the Jackson community. JDP worked with its design team, Studio Intrigue Architects, to develop a plan to meet the needs of young professionals who would like to live in downtown Jackson.
They’ve envisioned a new development named The 200. The contemporary building will stand four stories tall and feature 4,100 square feet of commercial space on the first floor. Plans call for 86 market-rate units. 80 percent of them will be studio or one-bedroom apartments, with the rest of the units providing two-bedroom apartment living. Future residents will enjoy high-end amenities that include the latest technology contributable to environmentally responsible energy creation and use. Construction is expected to start in April 2019, with leasing beginning in Dec. 2019.
The 200 is bringing a $13 million investment into the City of Jackson. Mayor Derek Dobies helped unveil the new development. Dobies says he is excited to see the project move forward and meet the growing demand for housing downtown. “It’s going to not only be a beautiful addition to our city, but its use of a green building and power showcases our community’s commitment to environmental sustainability,” Dobies said.
This development is a collaboration of Mercer Construction, County National Bank, the City of Jackson, Studio Intrigue Architects, and the Jackson Smart Energy District of Consumers Energy.
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