Biloxi Mayor Vetoes Condo Proposal

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway has vetoed three measures that would have allowed construction of The Tower and Townhomes at Edgewater, a 29-story condominium tower in west Biloxi.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, the mayor said the debate of the proposal and the 4-3 council vote in favor of it "illustrate the polarizing impact this issue has had on many in our community."

"I am an advocate of well-managed growth and the property rights of individuals. I also appreciate the process that we have, which allows for public input and thoughtful consideration of issues."

"I think the public is telling us that this project seeks too much of a variance over the existing 175-foot ceiling in the B-3 Hospitality Business zone."

Click here to read the mayor's veto message.

Five council members would have to vote in favor of overriding the mayor's veto, within 10 working days. The original council vote on the proposal was 4-3.

The Tower and Townhomes at Edgewater site is located between Edgewater Village, and the 22 story Beau View condo.