“The guy that’s proven to be my partner in Jackson called me one day and said: ‘The city is doing great with development on the north side of the expressway. But we want the area on the other side to be equally vital.’ And I said, ‘I’m challenged by the positive way you put that.’”

—Henry Turley

Flanked by the UofM Lambuth Campus, City Hall and a major hospital, and anchored by an 82,000-sq. ft. LIFT Wellness Center, Jackson Walk was built around the concept of creating a healthy, walkable community that connects downtown and the historic Lambuth neighborhood. We call it Healthy Community. It’s a racially and economically diverse neighborhood with a mix of new housing and renovated wood-framed Victorians and bungalows, as well as the Jackson Walk and High Point apartments, and 20,000 square feet of retail—including a local pizzeria and small-scale organic grocery. Jackson Walk is part of a revitalized downtown with an amphitheater, Farmer’s Market and plenty of green space. Honored with a slew of awards, the community was recognized by the Urban Land Institute in 2014 as one of the nation’s top thirteen new developments centered on health and wellness.