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Biloxi Council to Consider Residential and Condo Issues, Study Creating New Gaming Zones

 By Keith Burton - GCN     Filed 7/22/06

The Biloxi City Council on this coming Tuesday will consider directing the city's planning commission to hold public hearings on two new gaming zones, including one on some 30 acres north of U.S. 90 between Holly and Kuhn streets for a proposed Tivoli Resort project in east Biloxi, and another on 20 acres north of U.S. 90 from DeBuys Road to Gateway Drive in west Biloxi for a proposed project currently called the Casablanca project.

Also on the council's agenda are five requests for residential setback requirements, a sign variance for a rebuilt Waffle House restaurant, 194 additional residential condominiums in west Biloxi.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The majority of the setback requirements involve neighborhood rebuilding or repair efforts, while the condominium project involves approval of Phase 2 of Oak Shores Condominiums, formerly known as the Oakwoods Apartments. Phase 2, which involves a nine-story structure, seeks several variances, including height and parking exceptions. A measure on the agenda would also allow variances involving plans to reconstruct the Broadway Inn Express motel on U.S. 90 in west Biloxi.

A proposal requesting a zoning change for a 12.8-acre site off Brodie Road for a proposed condominium project is also on the agenda. Developers say the project, called Magnolia Cove Resort, could also include a marina, restaurant and retail shops.

Councilmember Mike Fitzpatrick has introduced a measure that would direct the Planning Commission to hold hearings for input on proposals to re-zone 30 acres north of U.S. 90 between Holley and Kuhn streets for the proposed Tivoli  project; and a proposal to rezone 20 acres north of U.S. 90 from Debuys Road to Gateway Drive for the proposed Casablanca project.

To see the complete City Council agenda and available resolutions, click here.

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