Council to discuss zoning, other issues Tuesday; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council will hold a public hearing during its Tuesday afternoon meeting to discuss whether to allow a service station to rebuild on land south of U.S. 90 at Veterans Avenue in west Biloxi.

The issue is one of more than two-dozen measures that is on the council agenda for its 1:30 meeting at City Hall. Among the eight zoning and land-use items on the agenda is a scheduled vote on the re-zoning of more than five acres of land on Third and Pine streets in east Biloxi to allow casino gaming.

The service station issue, which the Planning Commission weeks ago voted to deny, involves a request by Clark Properties for a conditional use to re-construct Clark’s Shell Station south of U.S. 90 at Veterans Avenue. All service stations – regardless of the land’s zoning — require a conditional-use approval.

The re-zoning of land in east Biloxi involves a request by more than two dozen property owners to have their property on Pine and Third streets re-zoned from either multi-family or heavy industrial to waterfront, which would allow a number of uses, including potential for construction of a casino resort.

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

City focuses attention on removal of elevated slabs

Community Development Director Jerry Creel discusses the city’s efforts to have property owners remove elevated slabs along Beach Boulevard in this week’s City Desk webcast.

To listen to background on the city’s initiative and to ehar about other economic-development issues, click here.

News and notes

Planning agenda: The agenda for the Planning Commission’s Thursday afternoon meeting is now posted on the city web site. To review the document, click here.

Special meeting: The City Council will discuss the status of water and sewer service in areas of the city and areas proposed to become part of the city in a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall. The meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 16.

Quotable: From the “mayor” of Disney’s Magic Kingdom: “So, how is beautiful Biloxi, or what’s left of it? I hear more people are working there today than before the hurricane.”

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