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Master plans adopted for VA property

By Elise Roberts - bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The city of Gulfport is ready to move forward with plans to develop the VA property. Tuesday afternoon, the city council unanimously voted in favor of the master design plan.

"You would have hotels, you would have restaurants, you would have gift shops, you would have art galleries," said Carole Lynn Meadows. "Everything there would be public use."

Hotels and open communities are just some of the amenities that are in the works for the VA property.

"It's just a win-win situation and I'm happy that the council and the redevelopment commission have found a common ground and we're all on the same page and we're all for Gulfport and that's what's important," said Meadows.

Carole Lynn Meadows and other members of Gulfport's Redevelopment Commission helped finalize plans for the 92 acre site. And even though plans for the north side of the site are still in the works, the south side is open for business.

"The economy has things slowed down," said Mayor Brent Warr. "There are developers who were interested since we originally started this thing a couple of years ago. It's just not been a possibility until today."

Mayor Warr is hoping to get those developers back on board with the VA project. So is the redevelopment commission.

"We are ready to begin contacting developers and we have a list of those who were interested pre-bad economy," said Meadows.

While completion of the property may take some time, leaders are confident when it's finished it will shed new light on the city of Gulfport.

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