Biloxi May Study New Highway 90 Casino Zones - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Biloxi May Study New Highway 90 Casino Zones

There's a proposal on the Biloxi City Council agenda that could expand where the city lets casinos operate.

Councilman Mike Fitzpatrick is pushing for a zoning change along Highway 90. He says 20 acres from the foot of Debuys Road in west Biloxi to Gateway Drive should be analyzed as a potential casino site. Fitzpatrick is also interested in a waterfront zoning designation for 30 acres of land between Holley Street and Kuhn Street. That site is the old Tivoli Hotel location in east Biloxi.

According to Fitzpatrick, "The city council has the right to ask the planning commission to hold a public hearing about the zoning changes."

The councilman knows about a four man development team that's interested in the Tivoli site. He's also heard about a five person group that would like to add a casino to what's already been dubbed the Casablanca condominium project. Fitzpatrick said, "Both developments are billion dollars projects."

Both sites are across the street from the public sand beach. In recent weeks, sources have told WLOX News there are two varying opinions about who controls the seawall area across from those properties. And that could be the basis for rezoning those sites.

As Fitzpatrick said, his resolution asks the planning commission to hold pubic hearings on the zoning change issue. The council may take up his request at its meeting next Tuesday.

by Brad Kessie

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Bay St. Louis police investigate gunshots in the city

    Bay St. Louis police investigate gunshots in the city

    Monday, December 18 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-12-18 14:59:19 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    Bay St. Louis police chief Gary Ponthieux says that at some point Monday, he hopes to release new information about a shooting on Sycamore Street. So far, the chief has shared preliminary information. At just before 3:00 p.m. Sunday, officers were called about a shooting in the area of Sycamore Street and St. Francis Street. When the officers arrived, Ponthieux reports they found two gunshot victims in a wrecked car. They also found a third injured person in the area.

    More >>

    Bay St. Louis police chief Gary Ponthieux says that at some point Monday, he hopes to release new information about a shooting on Sycamore Street. So far, the chief has shared preliminary information. At just before 3:00 p.m. Sunday, officers were called about a shooting in the area of Sycamore Street and St. Francis Street. When the officers arrived, Ponthieux reports they found two gunshot victims in a wrecked car. They also found a third injured person in the area.

    More >>
  • Penn National places $2.8 billion bet on Pinnacle Entertainment

    Penn National places $2.8 billion bet on Pinnacle Entertainment

    Monday, December 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-12-18 13:09:44 GMT

    The owners of the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi are broadening their portfolio. Penn National Gaming will buy Pinnacle Entertainment. The purchase price announced Monday is more than $2.8 billion.

    More >>

    The owners of the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi are broadening their portfolio. Penn National Gaming will buy Pinnacle Entertainment. The purchase price announced Monday is more than $2.8 billion.

    More >>
  • Gulfport flights slowly getting back on schedule

    Gulfport flights slowly getting back on schedule

    Monday, December 18 2017 7:41 AM EST2017-12-18 12:41:43 GMT
    Planes line up on the ground after a power outage brought traffic to a halt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Source: @dsalley24/TwitterN)Planes line up on the ground after a power outage brought traffic to a halt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Source: @dsalley24/TwitterN)

    They finally restored power at Atlanta's airport. Flights are once again taking off and landing at the world's busiest airport. That's starting to ease the congestion at places like Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.

    More >>

    They finally restored power at Atlanta's airport. Flights are once again taking off and landing at the world's busiest airport. That's starting to ease the congestion at places like Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly