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Biloxi City Council to Consider Zoning Issues Tuesday
One Measure Would Allow a Gas Station/Convenience Store Across Street from Beau Rivage

7/16/07  GCN

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will consider four land-use requests, one involving construction of a Clark's Shell station and convenience store across from Beau Rivage at 856 Beach Boulevard, and another for a 24-unit townhome apartment complex on Cedar Lake Road.

The zoning request for the Clark's Convenience store requires a "Special Exception" as a gas station is not a permitted use in the CBD Central Business District area even though the site previously was a gas station that was at the corner of Reynoir Street and U.S. 90 that was grandfathered in for use. If the station is allowed, it may become the first to be rebuilt on U.S. 90 since Katrina. Currently, there are no gas stations on U.S. 90 from Biloxi to Pass Christian.

The measures are included among more than two-dozen issues on the agenda for the councilís 1:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall. Council members also will hear a report on the cityís finances from accountant Bobby Culumber, who is helping prepare the cityís 2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Also on the agenda is the first reading of three land-use and zoning ordinances: to consider creation of the Convention Center Overlay District in west Biloxi, an application to allow a 224-unit apartment complex at Cedar Lake and Brodie roads, and a re-zoning of 14 parcels covering 3.62 acres near Lameuse and Elder streets from single family to multi-family.

To see the complete agenda, click here.

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