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Old 07-09-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I havent been south, I would love to know what smaller (100 to 750,000 person metro) southern downtowns are like? Are they in good-shape like alot of western city downtowns or stagnant like alot of midwestern ones?
I can't speak for all metros in that range in the south, but here in Jackson, the downtown was pretty empty (after business hours of course) for the past 10-20 years, but it is now picking up rather rapidly. There is currently $1.6 billion in downtown development going on in Jackson, and a good portion of that is going towards urban residential development, which Jackson has not seen much of in a long time. At one point there were less than 50 people living in downtown, but that number has been consistently increasing over the past few years thankfully.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Anywhere in Michigan.
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