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DRAFT Resolution No. __

RESOLUTION INITIATING TEXT AMENDMENT TO LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-7-2, CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI (1992) REGARDING A NEW WATERFRONT DISTRICT DESIGNATION

WHEREAS, pursuant to changes in both statutory requirements and regulatory requirements, property owners are now required or encouraged to incorporate substantial land based structures into their gaming projects, and are authorized to extend those gaming activities landward a significant but defined distance; and,

WHEREAS, the City Council is considering adding an additional zoning district to be designated WF-10, which would require a master plan project to incorporate a minimum of ten acres for gaming to be a conditional use at that site;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, AS FOLLOWS:

Pursuant to Section 23-7-2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Biloxi, Mississippi (1992), the staff of the Planning Office is hereby charged with the task of following the procedure mandated by said section, which includes holding a public hearing before the Planning Commission and subsequently submitting a Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council regarding the proposed addition of a WF-10 Zoning District, which would require a project to incorporate a minimum of ten acres to be eligible for gaming as a conditional use at that site.

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