Huge Development Proposed for Broadwater Property
Developers Plan a City within a City
by Keith Burton-GCN Filed 2/22/06
The scope of changes coming to Biloxi in the Post-Katrina days is truly astounding.
March 2nd, there will be public hearing on a gigantic development proposed by the new owners of the former Broadwater and President Casino property, a development that would be the equivalent of building a city within a city.
Broadwater Development, LLP is planning to build a development that includes filling in the former marina and building huge 400-foot condominium towers south of U.S. 90. Then, on the north side of U.S. 90, a series of condo hotels that tower more than 200-feet will be constructed along with at least two land-based casinos.
Broadwater Development is an investment group made up of Roy Anderson and W.C. Fore of Gulfport, Miss., and Miami-based Dezer Development Group.
The project also calls for building hundreds of smaller condos as well as a shopping and entertainment and retail center. The Broadwater's golf course will be renovated to a state-of-the-art course lined with condominiums and retail shops
There will also be shoreline services for boats and jetski rental operations and more.
But here's the big deal, when the project is completed, an estimated 12,000 to 20,000 people could be living and working within the area that is called the Broadwater property.
The public hearing is on Thursday, March 2, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall, 140 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, Mississippi.