Friday, July 29, 2016

Update on Fondren Garage

Many readers are interested in the fight between Fondren Garage and its neighbors.  JJ obtained the various permits, licenses, and applications through a public records request submitted to the city of Jackson.  They are posted below.  Enjoy.

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Anonymous said...

So he signed a residential lease but has permits from city of Jackson to run a bsuiness?

Anonymous said...

The City of Jackson better take any business that wants to set up shop within the city limits.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Ivon is involved?

Anonymous said...

"The City of Jackson better take any business that wants to set up shop within the city limits." July 29, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Even at the risk of losing some of the few remaining Middle Class people in the city? Noise is the NUMBER ONE reason why people move.

In any event, there are hundreds of vacant or underutilized buildings, already zoned and appropriate for use as a restaurant/bar, within the City of Jackson. There is no need to undermine a thriving neighborhood, by allowing inappropriate usage, when one from among those hundreds of APPROPRIATE buildings could be used.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:41 - the lease agreement is between the tenant and the property owner, NOT the city. If the property owner has a problem with how the tenant uses his property, he can always cancel the agreement. But that is totally relevant to whether or not he is permitted by the city to operate a bar at that location....and, apparently, he IS.

Rules 101 said...

11:34; You're less than half right. A municipality has a standing legal obligation to enforce its zoning ordinance, regardless of the arrangement between a lessor and lessee.

Anonymous said...

These folks should make as much noise about State Street slowly decaying back to gravel. Is Fondren losing its funky?

Anonymous said...

"These folks should make as much noise about State Street slowly decaying back to gravel. Is Fondren losing its funky?" July 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

I live in Madison. But I know plenty of Fondrenites. Instead of "making noise", they are ACTIVELY INVOLVED in making things better. Madison folk have great respect for Fondrenites. Fondren People work WITH city leaders. They donate lots of time and money. If it were allowed, they'd be out, patching potholes, themselves.

But how about YOU? I'm sensing that you're some broken-down pitiful person, being paid a pittance (by "Uncle Bobby"... "Uncle Billy"...), to "control consensus through Internet dialogue", or whatever it's being called, right now.

You're not doing a very good job.

Anonymous said...


Noise is the number one reason people move? LOL Totally wrong. Crime, lack of infrastructure, the buffoons that run the city, the people that are taking over the city, etc. are the reasons people leave. Noise is VERY far down on the list.... I promise.

Laddddddd said...

Noise is the NUMBER ONE reason why people move.

No, it's racism. Every white person who left Jackson for Madison and Rankin is a card carrying, white sheet wearing racist, and I'm always right.

Anonymous said...

I know some white folks that moved because of noise. They could not sleep with the young people yelling in the street all night. You can make blanket statements regarding racism, but actually, noise is a problem in some cultures.

Anonymous said...

People who work for a living have to sleep at night. During the day they are working. People who do not work for a living can sleep during the day and party all night long. Neighborhoods that have a lot of late night partying are not usually the most safe or stable neighborhoods. People who work and want a safe neighborhood will move to a better neighborhood. That is what has happened to Jackson. The working people wanting to live in a safe area moved out. The non working people are all that is left in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Again, a blanket statement "that's all that is left in Jackson". Just not true. Did the Garage get a Special Exception to operate a business in a residential area? Did they have to go before planning and zoning, notify all the residents a certain distance from them, etc.? Why is the word "Ladd" on one of the headings?

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