OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - After years of sitting vacant, a late 1800s home on Porter Ave. in Ocean Springs is coming back to life.
Developers Joe Cloyd and Adam Dial are spending about $200,000 to renovate the property. Much of the original flooring and tongue and groove siding will remain intact.
Once completed, the home will be a mixed use development, including office space on the lower floors and up to five apartments for residents on the upper floor.
Meanwhile, across the street, another 1800s home is receiving a major facelift. The owner, Mary Kay Burns, said she fell in love with the property and wants to restore it to its former grandeur. Burns plans on making it her home.
Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran said these projects show that historic Porter Ave. is being reborn. The mayor adds she's looking forward to seeing the properties back on the tax rolls.