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Gulfport Working To Replace Storm-Damaged City Buildings

The City of Gulfport is moving forward with a project to repair or replace storm-damaged municipal buildings.

Gulfport City Hall is among the many city-owned buildings that sustained hurricane damage in Katrina. Guild-Hardy Architects is overseeing a plan which assigns various architectural firms to more than a dozen different repair and rebuilding projects.

One of the biggest municipal building projects involves the old police station and nearby municipal courts building. Both structures were heavily damaged and will be torn down to make way for a new city services center. 

"A new, consolidated municipal facility will be built in its place, sort of a 'one stop shop' as Mayor Warr likes to refer to it, in which we would combine all city services in as much as possible - police, court, urban development, finance. So, really it would serve the citizens rather well to have all the services in one location," said Johnny Olsen Jr. with Guild-Hardy Architects.

The Gulfport City Council will consider the plan at its first meeting in November.

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