BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Since their hopes of selling to a casino have not panned out, the owners of a piece of property on Back Bay Biloxi have decided to go in another direction.
After Hurricane Katrina damaged Custom Pack, the owners of the seafood processing plant said they had several promising casino prospects. For that reason, they asked the city to rezone the property on Bayview Avenue from industrial to waterfront. However, none of those casino deals materialized.
Now, the owners have requested to be rezoned back to industrial. The change will allow them to utilize the building to manufacture concrete wall panels for home construction.
"What I'm wanting to do is more of an industrial-type nature, and it doesn't fit the mold for the waterfront," said property owner Clay Guiterrez. "So the city said they didn't have a problem with me redoing it, but they'd like to see it rezoned back to the industrial classification. The economy is slow and I don't see a lot of casino deals coming to the coast any time soon, so I figure we'll make use of the property."
The Biloxi City Council approved the zoning change back to industrial on Tuesday.