JRA Seeking Development Partners for Farish Redevelopment

August 23, 2022

A aerial view of the south end of Farish Street in downtown Jackson
A aerial view of the south end of Farish Street in downtown Jackson
Credit: Jackson Redevelopment Authority

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA), an urban renewal agency in the city of Jackson, is looking for development partners that can help facilitate the healthy and sustainable revival of Farish Street.

JRA has issued a request for proposals, due by September 30, 2022, for Phase I development of a limited list of the more than 40 parcels in the 200-300 block currently owned by their organization. Accepted proposals will demonstrate innovative and long-lasting development that aligns with the values of JRA.

Proposers can use the online virtual tour feature via JRA’s website (jrams.org) to take a virtual tour of all properties.

Before submitting a Proposal, proposers should contact JRA for additional information or interpretations. All requests must be made in writing and responses will be provided in the form of an Addendum to the RFP. The addenda will be published after the virtual pre-proposal informational meeting on August 29th, after the second open house on September 8th and one week (7 days) before the September 30 proposal submission deadline.

Historically significant as an economically independent African American community, the Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District (the “District”) is the largest such documented community in the state. The District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a historic district by the City.