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Old Capitol Green: Hinds Out

Full Spectrum NY said in the spring that it planned to break ground by the end of June on 1822 Square, a mixed-used development at the location of the Old Capitol Green. Now, the plan may be falling apart.

Full Spectrum NY said in the spring that it planned to break ground by the end of June on 1822 Square, a mixed-used development at the location of the Old Capitol Green. Now, the plan may be falling apart. Photo by Courtesy Full Spectrum NY

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Ward Schaefer

Hinds District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham said he plans to go with the county EDA's recommendation concerning a $17-million bond issue to fund the 1822 Square parking garage.

— After a top county economic development official recommended backing away from the Old Capitol Green project, supervisors made it official on Monday: the county will provide no financial support to the endeavor.

Developer Full Spectrum South had asked the county to request a $17-million bond issue from the Mississippi Development Authority to help fund a 480-space parking garage. The garage is the first phase of 1822 Square, an $83.7-million mixed-used development to be located on the Old Capitol Green on Commerce Street.

Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development Authority, sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors in which he recommended that the county not request the funds for the garage because the project lacks financial strength.

The Jackson Free Press has submitted a public-records request to Hinds County for a copy of Wallace's letter to the board of supervisors.

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Comments

JimGreen 9 years, 2 months ago

$35,000 per parking space is a little high. How much is Full Spectrum planning to charge people to park there?

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