Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Airport has land for lease.

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following press release:

And Now Available for Commercial and Industrial Development

(Jackson, MISS) -- The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority announces a prime lease opportunity of more than 200 acres of land east and west of the East Metro Corridor. Classified as ad valorem tax-free with available Entergy Qualified sites, the land mass is ‘shovel-ready’ and has been certified through a rigorous review process by Entergy Mississippi’s Economic Development Team for all pre-building and construction requirements.

The land mass is prime for commercial and industrial development and is a glove-fit for aircraft and airport suppliers. A part of the total 700 JMAA-owned property for development, it is situated just east of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and spans the Dogwood Bridge to Old Brandon Road.

For additional information and to inquire about lease options, contact Bonnie Wilson, Chief Administrative Officer, at the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority at 601.939.5631.

An Entergy Mississippi Economic Development Qualified Site is a development-ready industrial site that has completed a rigorous review process by Entergy Mississippi’s Economic Development Team. Specific site details, such as zoning restrictions, infrastructure, ownership, environmental studies, utilities and transportation related issues, are assessed for compliance and authenticity. Entergy Mississippi’s Economic Development Qualified Sites are recognized by a special logo on the Mississippi Site Selection Center website.


Anonymous said...

Moving too fast, something going on.

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing that 2:20 stated. Gotta skim all you can, as long as you can. Wonder who's getting rich off of this?

Anonymous said...

Trying to lock in contractual obligations before the state takeover. Problem is the metro's anemic (organic) population growth bodes poorly for new big developments. There is no beef.

Anonymous said...

Nope. Kinda disagree. If the bill did happen to pass the legislature, the money would still go to the airport. Question is who gets to decide who gets the lease - the current board or the Josh Harkins board.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see who gets the lease.
That is the reason it is happening so fast after years of nothing.

Anonymous said...

4:12 is right, the "Question is who gets to decide who gets the lease - the current board or the Josh Harkins board." Sad that it takes something like this for them to try to make something of that land. It's been sitting idle, ready for the development, but yet wasted for all these years. Only after their hand is forced do they finally try to make use of it or money from it. Rather than being proactive for that area, the board has been reactive as it is now. I have no beef per se with the present head of the airport who seems to be doing a good job, but the board has not done all it could do.

Kingfish said...

Maybe so but playing devil's advocate, this CEO is much more aggressive.

Anonymous said...

This CEO is much more aggressive, but truth be known there have been several deals pursued over the past decade - most connected to the fact that the airport is adjacent. That is, as applies to the land along Airport Road.

But for the uninformed and cynical - the land listed in this notice is the focused on is the land on the East side of the airport.

It has not been available to lease because there was not access to it until this past year. When the new road was put in from Hwy 25 south that eventually connects to Brandon - this land now has road access. Just which one of you cynics would have been interested in leasing this land for commercial development when you could not drive to it?

Read the whole thing before making your assumptions of the 'Harkins wants to develop the land' being the moving force. Or KF, even the new CEO.

Overall, its a good thing. New CEO; new access; glad they are promoting its development.

Anonymous said...

A map maybe?

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