Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. Mayor Lumumba has also issued a Mayoral Curfew Order in the City of Jackson effective August 6th at 12 midnight - 5 am for the next five days. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

Category: Housing and Community Development

HUD Section 108 Downtown Jackson Market Study

(Jackson, MS) – The Department of Planning and Development is working with Hunden Strategic Partners to complete a feasibility/market study to assess downtown Jackson’s current market conditions and potential for future development. During this time, the long-range planning group within the Department of Planning & Development will ideate, conceptualize, analyze and render projects.  This group … Continued

Jackson Blight Elimination Program

The purpose of the Blight Elimination Program is to procure grant funding available for the removal of blighted properties, prevention of abandonment of neighboring properties, reduction in foreclosures among neighboring houses, and to strengthen neighborhood property values. The City of Jackson has developed a selection process for choosing a Blight Partner and is working on … Continued

Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (BEAT)

Date: September 1, 2017 Several volunteer employees in the Planning and Development are assigned to lead any person who is doing business with the City through the entire process, and to their satisfaction. BEAT is not only to facilitate the internal assistance for the City’s process, but also to provide collaborative and educational outreach to … Continued

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