Ban lifted on Jackson Redevelopment Authority

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The ban is now lifted on the Jackson Redevelopment Authority which means they can now start working on projects involving Farish Street.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

The Housing and Urban Development field office lifted the ban after they suspended the JRA back in 2014 along with the Farish Street group and Watkins Development from working on HUD-funded projects.

Mayor Yarber says he’s excited that the shackles were removed so the city can work on the Farish Street project along with bringing in a hotel for the convention center.

Other officials are also ready to get back to work on these projects.

“I do believe now that we do not have to deal with restrictions on us that we will be able to move on with the aid of the city of Jackson and I know we have a mayor that’s going to work with us; and the city council who are going to work to see the development of Farish Street,”  said McKinley Alexander, the Chairman of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority.

HUD is also reviewing another corrective action with the JRA that will be discussed at a later date.

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