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Gulfport prepares to move forward with aquarium project

The aquarium will go up on 10 acres of land on Highway 90 across from Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX) The aquarium will go up on 10 acres of land on Highway 90 across from Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Another milestone for a $70 million aquarium project in Gulfport has been reached. This week, the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission chose a team to design the Mississippi Aquarium at Gulfport.

The GRC will start contract negotiations with Eley Guild Hardy and PGAV of St. Louis, MO.

The aquarium will go up on 10 acres of land on Highway 90 across from Jones Park. The city has already purchased the property, and the state legislature has set aside $24.5 million for the project. 

Trang Pham Bui will tell you all about the project later tonight. Look for her story on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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