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Biloxi City Council to Re-Visit Veterans, Boomtown Re-Zoning and Museum Proposal
From: City of Biloxi   Vincent Creel   Filed 6/15/07  GCN

Three repeat issues – re-zoning of property near Veterans Avenue and Boomtown Casino and a request from the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum – will be on the City Council’s agenda Tuesday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m.

In the re-zoning cases, Boomtown Casino is asking the council to re-zone 11.25 acres of land on Back Bay – 39 parcels in all – from single family residential and general business to waterfront, which would allow casino gaming and other uses. In west Biloxi, RW Development is seeking to re-zone nearly 20 acres of land off Veterans Avenue north of the CSX railway from community business and general commercial to hospitality business, as part of a multi-million-dollar development proposal.

Both issues were tabled at previous meetings.

Council President Edward “Ed” Gemmill has included two measures on the agenda regarding the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.

To see the complete agenda – 20 measures in all – and available resolutions, click here.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is planning a return visit to Biloxi in the next couple of weeks for a story on the robust business being reported by the city’s casino resort industry, and Mississippi Magazine is working on a photo package about the marine life sculpted from standing dead trees in the median of Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. Photos of the tree work are among the thousands of images and volumes of video in the city’s online Photo Gallery. To go there, click here.

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