Mayor Jackson claims he remembers nothing about bringing developer, Todd Davis of Kinbess LLC, to block club meetings with promises of new jobs and to talk about the new Industrial/Office Park with four industrial flex/space buildings totaling 352,000 square feet they had planned for this area.In a Sept. 2001 article, " Putting The Forgotten Triangle Back On The Map" in, Properties Magazine, Davis credits a proactive city economic development team led by Director Chris Warren, Councilman Frank Jackson and of course Mayor Mike White for making this difficult project possible. He talks about revitalizing the area and the creation of jobs to stop urban sprawl.
"This was a big deal," Nelson said, recalling her glee at sitting in meetings with the developers and architects. "We had been meeting and planning this with the developers for a long time before the groundbreaking."
The men that Jackson brought to community meetings and introduced to Nelson were smooth talkers and slick salesmen.
"They showed us pictures of what they wanted to do," Nelson said. They promised to restore the long-faded luster to the community. But most of all, they pledged to bring jobs back.
I told the developer I'd like to see Kinsman come back in my lifetime, and he promised me that the jobs he would create would do it."