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Please Save the Jackson Street Apartments!

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Thank you for your time and interest in preserving and reinvigorating the historic Jackson Street Apartments. The old Jackson Street Apartments are slated for demolition any day unless Baptist Community Services will give extra time to formulate a redevelopment plan.

The project has attracted the interest of an architect, John Campo Jr. that specializes in historic rehabilitation projects, especially through historic tax credits. Mr. Campo is working with investors and needs 30 days to submit a proposal to Baptist Community Services.

Jackson Square is a historic building downtown and in the Plemons Eakle Historic District. It and others like it are important to our city’s history, as well as to her future economic growth. Historic buildings have great opportunities that vacant lots do not. I would like to ask for more time to redevelop this important building. Now is not the time to be tearing down, but rather redeveloping. This is evident with the market-rate residential projects under way, like the Firestone, Lofts on 10th, and the Barfield building. We are on the brink of significant success downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods, and Jackson Square can be part of that success.

Thus, we humbly ask Baptist Community Services to relent in their plans to demolish Jackson Square Apartments for one month to give John Campo and his team time to formulate a redevelopment plan.

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