BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi city leaders have taken a step toward getting another casino. According to a city email, the casino project would be tied to a proposed Pine Street extension.
Tuesday night, the council approved a measure to move forward with plans to extent Pine Street to Back Bay Boulevard. The road would be changed to a four-lane boulevard from Highway 90 to Back Bay Boulevard.
Developer Chris Ferrara said the proposed $260 million Biloxi Pointe Casino Resort will feature a 497-room hotel, 70,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 50,000 square feet of gaming, a spa and fitness center, a pool surrounded by a 15,000 square foot deck, and 10,000 square foot bowling and shuffle board area.
Ferrara told the city council when completed, the 781,000 square foot resort will offer six dining options, including a 250-seat buffet, a 100-seat fine dining restaurant, a sports bar-restaurant and a 24-hour café.
The casino project is estimated to provide 2,000 jobs in east Biloxi.
"This was a great night for Biloxi," said Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich. "We have taken the first steps on two projects that offer extraordinary economic development opportunities for Biloxi."