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Planning commission approves stylebook for Biloxi waterfront

The stylebook will set the standards for future structures built on Biloxi's waterfront. (Photo source: WLOX) The stylebook will set the standards for future structures built on Biloxi's waterfront. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A big redevelopment of Biloxi's waterfront has the potential of becoming a reality.

The city applied for close to $15 million in tidelands funds to make that happen. Although the city has developments in mind, officials want to prepare for outside parties bringing projects to the Coast.

To do that, a proposed stylebook has been approved by the planning commission. If it achieves council approval, the stylebook will set a standard for what - and how - future structures on Biloxi's waterfront will be built.

"So what we're doing is we're putting in place a set of design standards so that when people want to come along the waterfront and build, they will have these standards so that everything will be uniform along the waterfront," said City of Biloxi spokesperson, Vincent Creel. "They deal with lighting, set banks, fencing, they deal with a number of things that give us the old Biloxi look and feel."

The design standards will go before the city council at the next meeting.

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