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Private property re-zoned in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

By Jessica Bowman – email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The company Rotate Black could be one step closer to developing a casino near the Gulfport Harbor. Late Thursday, the Gulfport Planning Commission ironed out some of the issues dealing with several acres of land that part of the casino could one day sit on.

During the meeting of city Planning Commissioners, they didn't talk specifically about a new casino proposal, but they did talk about two issues related to this private property. Gulfport Planning Commission Chairman Keith Williams said the first issue included some changes that needed to be made.

"Going from five acres to seven acres in order to be approved for an Entertainment and Gaming District," Williams said. "The second thing we did is took those two pieces of property that was the former Marine Life and Misco Marine property and rezoned that to the new Entertainment and Gaming District."

But Williams said there is still a lot of red tape to go through to use this as a legal gaming site.

"A lot still has to happen before that property is developed, but this was just the first step of getting into the Entertainment and Gaming designation," Williams said.

The approval made by the Planning Commission will now be in the hands of the City Council. Williams said the City Council meeting will be open for the public to make comments about the issue.

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