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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to regulate the growth and development of the City of Jackson.  We are committed to creating a vibrant and sustainable community that enhances the quality of life for our citizens through plans, programs and regulations that address zoning, land use, housing, economic development, code compliance, and public transportation.

Vision:
Our vision is a Jackson that consists of thriving and livable neighborhoods, safe and sustainable buildings, efficient and reliable transit service, and enhanced economic development opportunities. 

About Us:
The Department of Planning and Development is comprised of five offices: City Planning, Code Services, Economic Development, Transportation, and Housing and Community Development.

Our staff provides administrative and technical support to the following boards and commissions:


Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please take a moment to learn more about the various divisions and activities of the Planning and Development Department by visiting the City PlanningCode ServicesEconomic DevelopmentHousing and Community Development, and Transportation home pages.

Featured Plans and Programs:


Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program

Neighbors First Lot Program

Highway 18 Master Plan


Consent Decree:

The City of Jackson entered into a Consent Decree to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse from living in group homes in most residential areas.

Below is the Consent Decree between the United States and the City of Jackson, and a Notice to Potential Victims of Disability Discrimination by the City of Jackson.

Consent Decree

Notice to Potential Victims



Director  
Mukesh Kumar, PhD
200 S. President Street
Suite 229
Jackson, MS 39201
Ph: (601) 960-1993
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Executive Office Coordinator
Kim Love-Lewis
Ph: (601) 960-1993

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Deputy Director
Office of City Planning

Biqi Zhao, AICP
Ph: (601) 960-1993

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Deputy Director
Office of Code Services


Ph: (601) 960-1159

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Deputy Director
Office of Economic Development

Eric Jefferson, AICP
Ph: (601) 960-1638

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Deputy Director
Office of Housing & Community Development
Vanessa Henderson
Ph: (601) 960-2155
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Deputy Director
Office of Transportation
Christine F. Welch
Ph: (601) 960-1887

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