City leaders today announced a plan for a purchase sale agreement for the acquisition of the Jackson Plaza shopping center that previously housed Service Merchandise and others.

“For nearly a century, the Rosenblum family has been a vital partner with the City of Jackson. This partnership included the original opening of the Jackson Plaza in 1967. Bill Rosenblum was a civic leader that loved Jackson. He was president of the Community Chest, the forerunner of United Way, he was the volunteer Juvenile Court administrator, and the list goes on.” Mayor Conger said.

The land where the Jackson Plaza is located is currently owned by the Rosenblum Family trust. The Plaza was under a land lease with Aranov Realty. The land lease was scheduled to terminate on February 28, 2026.

“I am very appreciative to Bradley Snyder, the grandson of Bill and Ann Rosenblum, for his dedication to this project, and to moving Jackson forward by working with us to expedite this process three and a half years early. Bill Rosenblum worked with my grandad, Judge Walter Baker Harris, and many others to grow Jackson many years ago, and the Rosenblum family legacy continues today.” Conger continued.

The budget committee will meet next Thursday, December 8, to discuss the budget amendment. After budget committee approval, it will go before the Jackson City Council for two readings. In the meantime, the City will work to initiate a master plan contract with an Architectural and Engineering firm to explore the possibility of constructing a convention center and arena to be located in the heart of our city.

December 1, 2022

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