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Planning & Development

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.

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 Developmentand Transportation home pages.

Transit Shelter Sealed Bid 

The City of Jackson is seeking sealed bids from qualified firms for the Bus Stop Improvement Program: Site Design, Engineering and Project Management Services for Bus Shelters, Benches, Bust Stop Signs and Associated Improvements on a Multi-Year Contract.

Interested firms may obtain a copy of a detailed Request for Proposals, and any proposal addenda by emailing Marilyn Guice . Official proposal documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at Please reference IFB#2019-01.

Central Bidding Link 

Six copies of the Proposal together with a PDF file of the Proposal on a flash drive shall be deposited with the City of Jackson, Office of City Clerk at 219 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205 until Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by 3:30 pm, Central Standard Time (CST).

Phase I and Phase II Parking Meter Project RFP

The City of Jackson (“City”) is seeking to complete a single spaced smart parking meter system complete with associated software, data, support, training, and maintenance. Meter solutions with the ability to be retrofitted to existing housings are preferred. The Vendor may offer any additional or related services that may complement the core Vendor Services that are the purpose of this procurement process.

2019 Parking Meter RFP Released 04.04.2019
Inquiry Response to Parking Meter RFP 20190506
2019 Parking Meter RFP Addendum 1 20190506

Blight Partner RFQ

This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is being issued by the City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). The purpose of this notice is to solicit qualifications from agencies that have an interest and capacity to provide services as Blight Partner for the City of Jackson’s anticipated participation in the Mississippi Home Corporation’s Blight Elimination Program. 

Blight Partner RFQ

Impediments to Fair Housing Survey:

2019 Analysis of Impediments of Fair Housing Choice Report
Draft for Public Comment

2019 City of Jackson Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Please contact Loretta Johnson, Fair Housing Compliance Officer, if you have any comments about the report. She may be contacted by email at ; by phone at 601-960-2155; or by mail at P.O. Box 17, Jackson, MS 39205.

Convention Center Request for Proposal:

RFP Convention Center Site PDF 

2018 Downtown Jackson Market & Feasibility Report 

Concept Plan Report

Oneline Corridor

Featured Plans and Programs:

Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program
RFQ for Lead Contractors July 2018

RFQ for Demolition Contractors November 2018

CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA Grant Applications Now Available

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.

Mukesh Kumar, PhD
200 S. President Street
Suite 229
Jackson, MS 39201
Ph: (601) 960-1993

Executive Office Coordinator
Kim Love-Lewis
Ph: (601) 960-1993


Deputy Director
Office of City Planning

Jordan Rae Hillman, AICP
Ph: (601) 960-1638


Deputy Director
Office of Housing & Community Development
Vanessa Henderson
Ph: (601) 960-2155

Deputy Director
Office of Transportation
Christine F. Welch
Ph: (601) 960-1887