Southaven celebrates Silo Square groundbreaking

Car-centric Southaven on Tuesday celebrated the groundbreaking of Silo Square, the suburb's planned community that aspires to blend businesses and housing in a way that is easy, even pleasing, to walk around.

"This is going to be a game-changing development for our city,'' Mayor Darren Musselwhite told about 75 people gathered under a tent near the old, concrete farm silo from which the development draws its name and branding for quaintness.

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Southaven developer proposes square deal for growing suburb

In 1970, Southaven was an unincorporated, 9,000 resident town.  It was so sleepy that it lacked even a McDonald's.

By it's incorporation in 1980, about 16,000 people called it home, and by 2000, it held about 29,000 residents.  Today, more than 53,000 people live in the fastest-growing city, located just over the state line from Memphis.

And yet, Southaven lacks a true center.

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