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Biloxi Council to hear Boomtown and RW Development Rezoning Cases Tuesday Afternoon

 From: City of Biloxi    Vincent Creel   Filed 6/1/07  GCN

Representatives of Boomtown Casino will be asking the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday 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.

The meeting, which takes place at City Hall, begins at 1:30 p.m.

Since Hurricane Katrina, Boomtown has acquired 23 acres of land near its Back Bay site and will soon begin working on its master planning for its future growth.

Tuesday’s meeting will include 13 measures in all, including requests by Mayor A.J. Holloway that the council approve more than $123,000 in vehicle purchases for the city’s Community Development and Public Works departments.

The meeting also will include the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the re-zoning of part of nearly 20 acres of land off Veterans Avenue north of the CSX railway. The rezoning – from community business and general commercial to hospitality business – is being requested by RW Development as part of its multi-million-dollar development proposed along the Veterans Avenue corridor.

To read the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

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