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Topic: Jackson Walk

Discover Jackson: The New Downtown

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 20th, 2017

Over the last few years, the Jackson Walk community has flourished. The development has created a link between midtown, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods and provides residents with opportunities to participate in healthy activities and numerous community events. LRK is proud to have provided architecture, planning and interior design services for this revitalized community. Watch the below to see how this community has progressed. 

Jackson Walk Wins Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 13th, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards were announced on Friday by Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Jackson Walk was one of eleven recipients. The awards recognize voluntary actions (not required by law or regulation) that improve or protect the environment or natural resources. The winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nashville on June 15th. LRK provided planning, architecture and interior design services for Jackson Walk. Read more.

Rising From The Rubble

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 19th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - In 2003 an F-4 tornado devastated much of downtown Jackson, Tennessee. Along with the destruction, it provided Jackson with a blank slate and a unique opportunity to improve their community. Jackson Walk, a 17-acre, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, is the centerpiece of the city’s redevelopment initiative. LRK provided overall planning services to the City of Jackson following the tornado. They also provided planning services for the Jackson Walk development and architecture/interior design services for the LIFT Wellness Center. Read more.

Jackson Walk Wins National Award for Smart Growth

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 16th, 2015

The Jackson Sun -The City of Jackson has received a National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for Jackson Walk. The award, given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was one of three given nationally out of 48 applications from 19 states. Jackson is the first and only Tennessee city to ever receive the award.

EPA’s 2015 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement: Jackson Walk, Jackson, Tennessee YouTube Video

Jackson Walk Receives Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 29th, 2014

Jackson Walk received an Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation from the American Planning Association, Tennessee Chapter. The award was presented at a luncheon that was held on August 28, 2014 in conjunction with the Tennessee APA's annual conference in Nashville.

Jackson Walk Receives Funding to Build Additional Housing

Posted by Andrew Trippel on July 30th, 2014

The Jackson Housing Authority in Jackson, TN, was awarded $190,330 by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency to build additional housing in the LRK-designed Jackson Walk development. Hal Crocker, Jackson Walk developer and a partner in Healthy Community LLC who will lead the new housing development, indicated that they will be focusing on smaller homes in a target redevelopment area that is part of Jackson Walk. Read more...

City of Jackson Recepient of TML Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Wellness

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 25th, 2014

In recognition of Jackson's efforts in building wellness into the very fabric of the community, the city was recognized with a 2014 Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Wellness during the Tennessee Municipal League’s 75th Annual Conference in Chattanooga on June 24, 2014. Jackson Walk and the LiFT Wellness Center were seen as significant contributors in a community-wide health and wellness initiative.  

Jackson Amphitheater

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 7th, 2014

Jackson Sun - This article features the amphitheater that was designed as part of the Jackson Walk neighborhood. A summer concert series launched last week, providing a opportunity for the community to get together and socialize.

Jackson Walk on List of Top 13 Developments

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 25th, 2014

Jackson Sun - Although Jackson Walk was considered somewhat of a gamble initially, the community is now considered by the Urban Land Institute to be one of the best 13 developments in the world that contribute to healthy living. Features quotes from developer Hal Crocker.

Pursuing Business Case of Healthy Building

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 15th, 2014

GlobeSt.com – Report covers the newly released ULI publication, Building for Wellness: The Business Case, which features Jackson Walk.

Building for Wellness

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 11th, 2014

ULI - Jackson Walk is one of thirteen projects featured in the ULI report, Building for Wellness: The Business Case. In the report developers share their motivation for incorporating a variety of health and wellness features in their projects, how these features factored into the overall development and operations process, and how the market has responded. The report was released at ULI’s Spring Council Meeting in Vancouver, April 9 – 11, 2014.

John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 14th, 2014

John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award - Jackson Walk received the John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award, presented by the Tennessee Development District Association and the Southwest Tennessee Development District.

Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 11th, 2013

Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award - Jackson Walk received the 2013 Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award. The Tennessee’s Best awards are administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and were announced at the closing lunch of the 2013 Governor’s Housing Summit in Nashville on October 8.

Most Livable Small City in America

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 30th, 2013

U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Awards Program - Jackson, Tennessee was awarded Most Livable Small City in America (population less than 100,000).  The LRK-designed healthy community Jackson Walk and the LiFT Wellness Center are featured.