Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight

Neighborhood Development
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:15

Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight

Two months after Working Together Jackson put public pressure on Jackson State University (JSU) to replace long-abandoned buildings with green space, leaders celebrated the first demolition on campus.  The demolition resulted from a collaboration initiated by Working Together Jackson in which Revitalize Mississippi Inc. agreed to demolish the properties at no cost to the JSU Development Foundation or university.

[In photo, Dr. Mary Jackson of St. Mark's Episcopal Church speaks at press conference celebrating local demolition. Photo Credit: Scott Crawford]

Nonprofit to Remove Blight in JacksonClarion Ledger [pdf]