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Biloxi City Council Approves Relocating Seafood Museum  Reviving the Renaissance Redevelopment Plan Adopted

by Keith Burton - GCN     9/19/06

The Biloxi City Council voted Tuesday to rebuild the Seafood Industry Museum destroyed by Katrina at the former site of the Tullis Manor on the beach in Biloxi. That site was also destroyed by the hurricane's storm surge, but the city leaders were not concerned.

The Tullis site is also nearby the Ohr Museum, which was under construction at the time of Katrina and suffered severe damages.

Tullis Manor  was a historic city-owned home and museum and its loss was deeply felt by the city.

The City Council is also to voted to allow more parking on the north side of U.S. 90 for the Isle of Capri. The area all along the city's easternmost tip is planned to see substantially more casino-related projects in the near future.

In other actions on the council agenda, the council voted to approve a resolution to appoint Jim E. Brashier to the Harrison County Development Commission. Brashier is a vice president at the Stewart Sneed Hewes Insurance Center office in Biloxi.  He is a member of many construction industry organizations.

The council also voted to accept a plan to use the city's Reviving the Renaissance/Living Cities report in principle when rebuilding the City of Biloxi. The plan calls for major land use changes especially in the eastern portion of the city. The changes will dramatically affect how the Point Cadet area will be developed. Concerns by citizens remain over how to rebuild homes and businesses.

The reality is that the area since Katrina is forever changed, but people are still holding out hope that some of what made Biloxi's oldest neighborhoods can be restored.

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