After more than four years of negotiations, Columbus Redevelopment Authority may be approaching the end of the acquisition process for the Burns Bottom project, said CRA President John Acker.
The Taylor-Burns House on Third Street North will be gone within the next 30 days.
Though the Mississippi Department of Archives and History did not make it a state landmark, the Taylor-Burns House on Third Street North has gotten one last chance to avoid demolition.
Findings from a survey of historical structures in the Burns Bottom area have Columbus Redevelopment Authority representatives hopeful the neighborhood could be removed from the National Register of Historic Places.
The Lee Middle School property on Military Road officially has a new owner.
The Columbus Redevelopment Authority will temporarily hold off on acquiring more properties in the Burns Bottom neighborhood.
Columbus Municipal School District’s board of trustees unanimously approved the sale of the former Lee Middle School property during a special-call meeting on Wednesday.
Columbus Redevelopment Authority is depending on the potential for developer tax incentives and the development group’s reputation to ensure the pending sale of Lee Middle School property actually produces everything the buyers have promised.
A limited liability company called Military Lee LLC on Friday announced its intention to purchase the former Lee Middle School property on Military Road for $450,000.
A local Realtor representing the Columbus Redevelopment Authority sent letters to at least 11 property owners in the Burns Bottom neighborhood saying if they did not agree to sell their lots by Tuesday, the CRA would get a court order to forcibly purchase them for a lower price.