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City buys apartment complex in neighborhood rehab effort


TUPELO, Miss. — A north Mississippi city will spend $2.5 million to buy a dilapidated apartment complex, continuing an effort to improve a neighborhood. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that that Tupelo City Council approved the purchase ...


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TUPELO, Miss— A north Mississippi city will spend $2.5 million to buy a dilapidated apartment complex, continuing an effort to improve a neighborhood. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that that Tupelo City Council approved the purchase of the President’s Gate apartments on Tuesday. Some President’s Gate buildings were condemned in 2016 following code violations. The city bought another apartment complex nearby for $2.2 million in 2014, tearing down most buildings and consolidating remaining tenantsMayor Jason Shelton says that’s also the plan for President’s Gate. City Councilman Willie Jennings, who represents the area, opposes the planHe says the city is making it hard for low-income people to find housing. Shelton says the city plans to ask developers to build affordable housing on sites of both apartment complexes. TAGSBasketballCollege basketballCollege sportsGovernment and politicsLifestyleLocal governmentsMen's basketballMen's college basketballMen's sportsMississippi Rebels men's basketballMunicipal governmentsNeighborhoodsResidential real estateSoutheastern Conference men's basketballSports The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgatheringAP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism. STAY CONNECTED23,422FansLike261FollowersFollow7,041FollowersFollow57SubscribersSubscribe ABOUT USNobody covers Columbus, Indiana and the surrounding areas like The Republic. 2980 NNational Road, Suite A, Columbus, IN 47201 Main Switchboard: (812) 372-7811 Toll Free: (800) 876-7811Contact us: editorial@therepublic.comFOLLOW US

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