Friday, December 29, 2023

Battle of Briarwood One Ends in Demolition

 The Briarwood One building is finally coming down.  


Anonymous said...

Sad that it had to come to this. Once a beautiful, thriving building.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Driving down the interstate and seeing it, it still looks good (you can't see the bottom part). What a waste.

Anonymous said...

Late 80s or early 90s, the then-owners were in bankruptcy. I was in a motion hearing where at least a couple of appraisal experts testified that the I-55 corridor (including this building) was the future of commercial development in Jackson and that happy days were just around the corner. I thought it was funny then, too.

Anonymous said...

The video link is a joke. Of course Kingfish will say somebody sent it to him.

Anonymous said...

They need several much bigger machines to demo this building.

Anonymous said...

My initial reaction is that a demolition sure seems to be a waste for a building that could be rehabbed into something multi-family.

Then I'm whipped back into reality by remembering it's in Jackson, MS

Anonymous said...

Sad to see. I leased space there in 2013.

Anonymous said...

The bottom part? What are you talking about? Windows are gone throughout every level of the building. It might have been thriving in the 90’s, but that’s when leadership changed. Kaput for everything since then. Might as well be Beirut.

Jack Loizeaux said...

With only that excavator on-site, I’m not convinced this is a serious effort at demolition. This may be just a legal chess move.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jackson is in a state of decay. However, Kohan’s slimy slumlord behavior is responsible for this building getting to the state that it is currently in.

Anonymous said...

10:27 - Hey, conspiracy theorist, there are stages of demolition that require different equipment at different times. Go sniff some more glue.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see it come down. Always admired the architecture when that area was once thriving.

Anonymous said...

Now maybe we will see who and why it was so important that it be demolished.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to ask the regulars these two questions:

1 - What is the value/gain of leveling this property in our capital city when there are a thousand other structures and nuisance venues that should be destroyed?

2 - Since we all know this is simply a diversion from crap-government, do you people not see that this is meaningless when what your mayor is doing to destroy Mississippi's capital city?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish thought it was a superb location for loft apartments with a pot dispensary on the ground floor level.

Anonymous said...

December 30, 2023 at 3:37 PM
1) Taking away properties where homeless can congregate. Opening property to be (re)developed.
2) The capitol is already effectively "destroyed" when fully 1/4 of thebpopulation (if not more as the population declines)lives below the poverty line

pibbb25 said...

Burn that mother down now.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there are quite a few "eye sores" that are gone or are soon to be repaired or else.

The problem has too often been "60 days to act",followed 60 more for years. That's not a mayoral problem. That's a judicial problem and failure of adequate legal enforcement tools.

I hope the " property owners" that don't maintain their properties are getting nervous. A change is coming...too many Mississippians are getting fed up with slum lords and slimy neighbors destroying property values.

Anonymous said...

More of this, and fast-tracked, please. I'll take green space any day over empty buildings attracting all kinds of vermin. There are worse examples than this building all over the city.

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