The Jackson Medical Mall District is home to the regional headquarters of American Medical Response (AMR). The newly constructed 25,000 square foot facility, located just north of the Jackson Medical Mall on Melvin Bender Drive next to the post office, houses more than 300 paramedics, medical technicians, and support staff. It serves as an anchor for the District's northern corridor.
AMR General Manager for North Mississippi Ed Powers said, "We moved here in 1997. We believed in the Medical Mall Foundation's vision then and we continue to support that vision."
For more information, please visit American Medical Response Central Mississippi.East Village Housing Development includes forty-four, 1,520 square foot, two story, three bedroom townhomes. The homes are fully bricked with two car garage, 9 foot ceilings, architectural shingles, ceramic tile, fully carpeted and landscaped lawns.
The residents of this community qualified for the homes under a fifteen (15) year lease purchase program. Upon completion of the program they will have an opportunity to own the home. The average lease payment is approximately $600.00 monthly. Lease payments include taxes, insurance, lawn care and home maintenance during the fifteen (15) year lease period.
Other amenities offered to the residents include:
- Community and family enrichment program
- 2,500 square-foot business and community center
- Budget counseling
- Parenting counseling
- Tutorials for school age kids
- ABC’s of homeownership
- Workforce development training
- Educational opportunities
- Health and Wellness Program
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, over 200 volunteers joined the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation staff and Humana to build a new place for children to play. It was accomplished in a day. The project was in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving children the childhood they deserve by providing a playground to those who need it most. The customized, multigenerational playground, funded primarily by Humana Inc. was created with personal drawings and input from local community members – from children to seniors. Many children and families in areas surrounding the Jackson Medical Mall do not have adequate play spaces readily available in their communities. This new playground and multi-generational exercise station effectively addresses those needs, providing the youth with an age-appropriate area to play, and opportunities for seniors to interact with each other and the community.
Visit the Kaboom! website to learn more about their programs.
What was once a used piece of land turned bare at the corner of Livingston Road and Medger Evers Road, next to OReilly Auto Parts, is now home to a unique community bank, working and serving the people of the Jackson Medical Mall District.
Liberty Bank is Mississippi's only African-American owned bank, and is the third largest minority financial institution in the nation. Its mission is to provide cost effective delivery of high-quality, innovative, customer-driven products and services to diverse markets with a focus on disadvantaged minority communities who traditionally have been underserved. For more information about their services, visit the Liberty Bank website.
A newly constructed, 18,000 square foot grocery store sits on the southeast corner of the Jackson Medical Mall parking lot. Save-A-Lot Supermarket is a noteworthy cure for the food desert problem within the District because it gives access to fresh food items to the community. The grocery store is located behind Trustmark Bank on Bailey Avenue, and will be the only one within a three-mile radius.
In addition, the flagship store is a model for other Save-A-Lot Supermarkets across the country, and includes an an array of healthy eating options.
Visit Save-A-Lot's website to learn more and to view its weekly sales ad.
Woodrow Wilson Place is the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's newest 10,000 square foot retail site. The new site will contain four new businesses for the Jackson Medical Mall area: Mississippi Smiles Dentistry, Mississippi EyeCare Associates, Subway Restaurant, & Cricket Wireless.
Construction is completed and businesses began to open during the summer of 2016. The opening of this site brings several employment opportunities to the area, and will provide the community with a wider variety of resources within the Jackson Medical Mall District.