January 9, 2001 at 11:31 PM CST - Updated July 1 at 8:40 AM
Some of Pascagoula's oldest and most unique buildings might become the center of a new historic district for the city. The effort began about 18 months ago when residents and the Preservation Commission started planning a layout of the new district.
The proposal includes around 30 buildings of different styles and time periods located all around the downtown area. Organizers say a historic district can bring in some economic benefits and help preserve some of city's past.
Tommy Wixon of the Preservation Commission says that creating these districts show people that it is worth living in these areas because so much care has been put into the development.
The Preservation Commission is meeting tomorrow night at 6 PM at Pascagoula's city hall and is inviting the public out to discuss the city's proposal before sending it the State.