Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Standard Life Building update

Ben Allen provides an update on Jackson Now! about the Standard Life Building project:
"The "rehab" is on target to finish by Sept 1st. The project will contain 76 apartments, and has an "I am interested" list of 153 prospects. David Watkins is relatively certain that it will be completely leased the day it opens...." rest of the story

Hopefully Mr. Watkins will be able to provide us with some photos of the progress.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yawn. Ben Allen puffs the puffery. BFD.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished apartments. I think they will be some of the nicest units in the whole state. I'm partial to the art deco architecture though.

Anonymous said...

Very good news indeed.

Anonymous said...

KF, this is off-topic but can you find out what's going on with Lost Rabbit?

And also First Mark Homes?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it obvious what is going on at Lost Rabbit? The cheap money new urbanist bubble hasn't burst, it was never there to begin with. $650,000 condos in a ghost town? Get real. North Mecca's City View can't even move their product for a 1/3 of the price. Rename the place Lago and maybe Eastwood will ride into town to drop a few coins making High Plains Drifter II.

Anonymous said...

GREAT STORY. DAVID WATKINS FOR GOVERNOR...(LEAP OVER MAYOR)

Anonymous said...

When? 2019? He'll have to wait until Phil Bryant gets termed out. If he runs as a Donkeycrat forget it.

Anonymous said...

Rename the place Lago and maybe Eastwood will ride into town to drop a few coins making High Plains Drifter II.

LMAO. Paint all of Lost Rabbit red, for red ink, and Clint will be a lock. LMAO

Anonymous said...

How energy efficient and fire resistant are these old building? Caveat emptor!!

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about Lost Rabit. What is amazing is that the King Edward residencies are fully ocuppied and more people are signed up for units in the Standard Life than are available.

Anonymous said...

You know things are bleak in Jackson when the apologists are doing back flips over a waiting list for 76 apartments. Meanwhile an average of 3 people have left the city every day of every year for the past 28 years.

Anonymous said...

What I am encouraged about are the statistics on how many people who moved into the KE and will move into the SL are NOT from Hinds. I'll have to link the news report on that later.

Bleak indeed. ROFLMAO.

Anonymous said...

According to David Watkins, 75% of the KE's residents are former Madison and Rankin county residents that moved downtown.

http://www.wlbt.com/global/category.asp?c=151146&clipId=&topVideoCatNo=15133&topVideoCatNoB=139455&topVideoCatNoC=139679&topVideoCatNoD=139779&topVideoCatNoE=145314&clipId=4595921&topVideoCatNo=15133&autoStart=true

Anonymous said...

12:59, both the KE and the Standard Life must be renovated to meet modern day code, just like any new building would have to do. From what I have seen so far with the KE, Watkins seems to be very keen on energy efficiency, hence the fact that all the new windows are low-e windows. Not to mention, there are no "buyers" per se since these are all rental apartments - at least for the time being.

Anonymous said...

well, things in jxn have gotten a little better since it is known now that breaking into a garage and/or car in eastover can get you shot!

Anonymous said...

You should be happy about these new apartment dwellers but where else were you expecting them to come from? Not Jackson that is for sure. Madison and Rankin have boatloads of actual taxpayers to spare. They can afford to fill some of the apartments to help the cause of the city on life support. Consider it charity. Meanwhile an average of 3 (NET) people have left Jackson every day of every year for the past 28 years. Nothing happening downtown is anywhere close to the scale required to even begin to slow that trend.

Anonymous said...

I could care less where the apartment dwellers come from. Apparently there are quite a few suburbanites who see Jackson as a great place to live, or if nothing else a better place to live than the burbs.

Don't gnash your teeth, you'll rub the enamel off.

Anonymous said...

" Nothing happening downtown is anywhere close to the scale required to even begin to slow that trend."

Since no one ever said it was - no one - why don't you quite creating an argument that no one ever made and then tearing it to pieces? What people, many of them, will argue is that these positive developments downtown, like the positive developments in Fondren, Belhaven, and a select few other areas of the city, are helping to combat the problems we have seen through the years.

Why that obvious fact pisses you off, I'll never know.

Anonymous said...

Y'all need to cut it out. We're going to lose another congressional seat if you aren't careful.

Anonymous said...

We're going to lose another congressional seat if you aren't careful.

Could it be District 2?

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