Virginian housing project could be largest ever in Jackson
The owners of The Virginian plan to redevelop the property into what could be the largest housing project in Jackson’s history, potentially giving an unprecedented boost to housing stock.
All the commercial buildings — the iconic hotel, saloon and restaurant — will remain, but they’ll be joined by perhaps hundreds of units of rental housing. Bill Collins, a planning consultant on the project, declined to give an estimate with so many variables still undetermined, but the 13-acre parcel is zoned for the highest density.
“We are hoping to do something very good for the community,” he said. “We want to make a substantial contribution to housing for people who work here.”