The redevelopment of the former fairgrounds will be a seamless extension of the urban fabric of existing downtown Tupelo. The architectural character and scale of the redevelopment area will be that of a traditional small city downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Four new interconnecting neighborhoods combine to remake the former fairgrounds into a vibrant and diverse addition to Downtown Tupelo.
The Business/Civic Neighborhood contains the new City Hall and adjacent Fairpark and primary office buildings with the potential for some service oriented retail.
With its North/South axis anchored by a new hotel/conference center and multi-screen cinema/restaurant complex along with new retail and offices along Main Street and the Square, the Entertainment/Retail Neighborhood returns excitement to the old fairgrounds.
The Clark Boulevard Neighborhood is the most diverse with a mix of small office, neighborhood retail, apartments and townhouses.
The Fairpark Neighborhood is comprised of a variety of single family residences focused on an approximate 3/4 acre neighborhood park. (project overview, 2001)