Biloxi Regional, city swap land

By WLOX Staff

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The city of Biloxi and Biloxi Regional Medical Center agreed Tuesday to a land swap.

City council members voted to give Biloxi Regional a piece of land in the Vieux Marche, located right behind the hospital. In return, the hospital will give the city the property it owns at the corner of Dukate and Highway 90.

That property is where the Biloxi Specialty Center once stood, until it was destroyed by Katrina. Hospital officials say the beach front site is no longer a safe location for a medical facility.

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