Armed Forces Retirement Home To Be Imploded

Gulfport's tallest eyesore is about to be blown up.

Congressman Gene Taylor told WLOX News Tuesday that the Armed Forces Retirement Home will be imploded on October 25th. Before it's demolished, crews must finish clearing out the complex's interior debris.

By the middle of 2010, the congressman says a new Armed Forces Retirement Homes should be open on that site. Yates Construction is building the $189 million facility.