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Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Department of Planning and Development 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:

  • Jackson Planning Board
  • Jackson Historic Preservation Commission

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:


*NEW* Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program

*Neighbors First Lot Program

*What is Play Streets Jackson?

*Play Streets Jackson Application

*Highway 18 Master Plan




Director  
Eric Jefferson, PE, AICP
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 (Interim)
Office of City Planning

Biqi Zhao, AICP
Ph: (601) 960-2006

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Deputy Director
Office of Code Services

Kenneth Taylor
Ph: (601) 960-1159

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Deputy Director (Interim)
Office of Economic Development

Michael Davis
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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