Biloxi City Council to Hear Comments on Belle La Vie Proposal

From:  News Release   3/5/17   GCN

The Biloxi City Council will hear more information and allow citizens to comment on Belle La Vie, a planned community that would be situated on 626 acres in the northern part of the city, during its City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

The public hearing will be part of the council meeting that begins at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. Also on the agenda: a measure to rename a city park on Benachi Avenue in honor of the late Clare Sekul Hornsby, resolutions authorizing reimbursement for the cost of a new road off Popp’s Ferry Road adjacent to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, and hiring of architects for new fire stations in north Biloxi and repair work at the Saenger Theater.

The developers of the 626-acre site in the northern part of the city propose zoning to be changed from its basic Agricultural classification to allow medium and low density single family homes, apartments and neighborhood and regional businesses in a project that would be constructed in nearly two dozen phases.

The proposal, which the Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council approve, would be north of the current Hidden Springs subdivision and would be bounded by Old Woolmarket Road and would be south of Wash Fayard Road and east and adjacent to Lorraine Road.

Residents who spoke at the council meeting this afternoon worried about traffic and drainage and other issues.

See background and maps of the Belle La Vie proposal
See the overall City Council agenda and supporting documents