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Queen City officials see downtown development in Hub City

Hattiesburg Director of Engineering Bert Kuyrkendall speaks to a delegation from the City of Meridian and members of the Hattiesburg Downtown Association's Design Committee Wednesday morning. Hattiesburg Director of Engineering Bert Kuyrkendall speaks to a delegation from the City of Meridian and members of the Hattiesburg Downtown Association's Design Committee Wednesday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A group of officials from the City of Meridian was in Hattiesburg Wednesday to see how the Hub City's downtown area has been re-developed. 

Meridian City Council President George Thomas led a delegation of city council members, downtown developers and local tourism officials.

They met with the Hattiesburg Downtown Association's Design Committee to discuss successful neighborhood revitalization efforts, planning strategies and policies for development of the downtown area.

"I like your historic district," said Thomas. "I guess that's the big thing, how you've been able to maintain those historic districts through the years, 80, 90, 100-years-old. How do you keep those things going? They've done a great job of that," he said.

"For me, it's a reminder of the quality work we are doing, when they're coming in and looking at us for an example," said Tom White, president of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. "And it makes me realize what a great job we've done so far," White said.

The visit included a bus tour of the Mobile Street District and other historic areas.

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