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Biloxi Construction Permits Top
Billion-Dollar Mark
Replant Biloxi Schedules Public Meetings

From: City of Biloxi    Vincent Creel   Filed 12/12/07  GCN

The City of Biloxi has now issued more than a billion dollars in permits for commercial and residential construction since Hurricane Katrina.

Since Sept 1, 2005, the city has issued a total of $1.086 billion in permits overall. Of that number, 50 percent -- $542 million -- was for non-casino and non-condo construction. In terms of residential construction, $452 million in permits has been issued for residential work, with $51.5 million for new single-family homes, accounting for 341 new homes permitted since Katrina.

For background on the permitting issue, as gauged in October, click here.

To see the latest permit recap, as compiled today by Caryle Draper of the cityís Community Development Department, click here.

Replant Biloxi schedules public meetings

Replant Biloxi, the group thatís involved in the South Mississippi initiative to replace trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, has scheduled dates for upcoming public meetings to inform the public about the project.

The meetings will be Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m., Margaret Sherry Library, Poppís Ferry Road; and Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Joppa Shriners Hall, 13280 Hwy 67, Woolmarket. Tree distribution will take place Jan. 19 at a location to be determined.

Meanwhile, those interested are encouraged to attend the public meetings to learn more about the project.

For background on the project, click here.

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